The power of 96 elephants: Teaming up to end ivory poaching

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An adult male elephant looks up at a helicopter in a remote area of South Sudan, whose location cannot be disclosed due to issues of accelerating poaching, June 3, 2013

In a joint initiative to end elephant poaching, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) have teamed up to launch the 96 Elephants campaign.

The campaign brings together NGOs, citizens, and governments to stop the illegal trade of ivory – currently at its highest point since 1989, when the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) decided to ban the sale of ivory throughout the world.

The partnership is innovative. Hillary Clinton argues that stopping the poaching of elephants is critical to American national security; the illegal yet highly profitable sale of ivory helps fund terrorist groups such as Al Shabab she notes.

In June…

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About William Louis Gardner

William Louis Gardner was born in Minnesota and finished school there. He joined the US Air Force and worked at the Pentagon in the Target Library of the world. Went on to the Pasadena Playhouse to learn television and movie making. He got a job with actress Marion Davies at her home. There He met a movie agent and started a career in Hollywood. William Louis Gardner has worked in Hollywood as the agent, personal secretary, PR advisor and manager for for Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Jill St.John, Bobby Van and director, John Huston. William Gardner is the author of two books, "Confessions of a Hollywood Agent," and "The Games End." William on GooglePlus
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