Uniting Against Wildlife Crime Draft Program

Draft Program

This forum will celebrate the achievements made this year to combat wildlife trafficking through the unique public-private collaborations of the Alliance.  New corporate commitments will also be announced across sectors.

 

2:00—2:30 p.m.  

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Gary E. Knell, President and CEO, National Geographic Society
  • David J. Hayes, Chair, U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance
  • Hon. Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State
  • Hon. Daniel M. Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Bo Derek, Actress and WildAid Ambassador

2:30—3:15 p.m.

Panel 1: Protecting Wildlife and Wild Places Through Traditional Media Platforms

Panelists will discuss leading company and NGO commitments that seek to protect wildlife species and habitats around the world using traditional media platforms.

Moderated by: David J. Hayes, Chair, U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance

Panel discussion with:

  • Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Magazine
  • Peter Knights, Co-Founder and Executive Director, WildAid
  • Janet O’Callaghan, Senior Director, Public Outreach & Policy, Discovery Communications
  • Ted Richane, Director of Impact and Engagement, Vulcan, Inc.

3:15—4:00 p.m. 

Panel 2: Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Through Social Media and E-Commerce Platforms

Panelists will discuss leading company commitments and NGO efforts that seek to raise consumer awareness through social media and e-commerce platforms, and the steps being taken to stop the illegal sale of wildlife products online.

Moderated by: Sara Walker, Executive Director, U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance

Panel discussion with:

  • Crawford Allan, Senior Director, TRAFFIC
  • Mike Carson, Senior Manager, Global Policy and Regulatory Management, eBay
  • Fatou Ndoye, Deputy Regional Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) North America Office

4:00—4:45 p.m.

Panel 3: Utilizing Corporate Communications to Reach New Audiences

Panelists will discuss leading company commitments that seek to combat wildlife trafficking in the jewelry and travel & tourism sectors.

Moderated by: Sara Walker, Executive Director, U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance

Panel discussion with:

  • Mark Hanna, Chief Marketing Officer, Richline Group
  • Michael J. McGarry, SVP, Public Affairs, Cruise Lines International Association
  • Jim Sano, Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation, World Wildlife Fund

4:45—4:50 p.m.          Final Remarks by David Hayes, Chair, U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance

4:50—5:00 p.m.          Closing Remarks by Hon. Ed Royce, Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee