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Both Chelsea and Hillary were honored by the Wildlife Conservation Society last night for their Clinton Foundation efforts in the battle against the ivory trade .

Gala 2014


Gala 2014: An Elephant’s Tale was held on Thursday, June 12 at the Central Park Zoo. Welcoming more than 550 guests, the event was a celebration of the majestic elephant and WCS’s efforts to save the remaining populations of these gentle giants. WCS was delighted to honor Clinton Foundation leaders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton and longtime WCS Trustee Diane Christensen for their active roles and partnerships that help WCS realize its mission.

An Elephant’s Tale: The Matriarch tells the story of a single elephant, but provides powerful testimony to the experience of the species as a whole at this crucial moment in its existence. Together, we must work to ensure that we are not remembered as the generation that let elephants disappear.

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WCS Honors Hillary Clinton at Annual Gala

June 13, 2014

WCS honored Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and WCS Trustee Diane Christensen, at its annual gala on Thursday, June 12.

WCS honored former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton and WCS Trustee Diane Christensen at its annual gala on Thursday, June 12. All three were recognized for their commitment to saving elephants and to protecting wildlife and wild places.

President Bill Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were also among the 600 guests in attendance at the event, which was held at the Central Park Zoo.

“I am so confident that, with WCS leading the charge, helping to make sure that we have the information about what each and every one of us can do to save the African forest elephant,” said Secretary Clinton, “we will make the right choices.”

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Here are some of Hillary’s events this week to mark on your calendar!  Her book will be released on Tuesday,  and she will be off and running promoting it.


ABC TV 9 p.m. ET
Appearance: Primetime Special with Diane Sawyer

Appearance: Good Morning America with Robin Roberts

New York NY
Union Square Barnes & Noble
Book signing

Chicago IL
Arie Crown Theater
United Fresh Produce Association and the Food Marketing Institute
Keynote session

Chicago IL
Harris Theater
Chicago Ideas with Mayor Rahm Emmanuel



Council on Foreign Relations

Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton reflects on her career in government.

Watch live on June 12 at 10:00am (EDT)



New York NY

World Resources Institute

Courage to Lead Luncheon


New York NY
Bronx Zoo
Wildlife Conservation Society Honor
with Chelsea Clinton

Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Philadelphia Book Signing

Free Library of Philadelphia


Friday, June 13, 2014 at 06:00 PM

Washington, DC, Talk

Politics & Prose/George Washington University


Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Arlington Book Signing

Costco Pentagon City




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Twice in September 2013 Hillary and Chelsea Clinton shared a podium to explain the breadth, depth, and dangers of elephant poaching both for the animal kingdom and for vulnerable human populations.  On September 9 at the White House and again at the Clinton Global Initiative on the 26th they explained the complexities and security risks of the ivory industry and the steps being taken by their foundation initiative to combat the ivory trade.


On June 12 at the Bronx Zoo the two will be honored along with Board of Trustees Member Diane Christensen at the WCS gala.

Wildlife Conservation Society to Honor Hillary Clinton at Annual Gala, 6/12

The Wildlife Conservation Society will host its annual gala and after-party at WCS’s Central Park Zoo on Thursday, June 12. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton and WCS Board of Trustees Member Diane Christensen, will be honored for their commitment to conservation and protecting wildlife and wild places.

The gala, An Elephant’s Tale, will engage guests in WCS’s efforts to save the elephant populations struggling to survive within the forests and savannahs of Central Africa. The evening will serve as a reminder of the crisis elephants currently face in Africa and also as a celebration of these gentle giants who play a crucial ecological role in their habitats.

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Hillary addressed this issue as secretary of state, narrated a documentary, White Gold,  on the subject which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York last November, and co-authored with Chelsea an op-ed which appeared in the Financial Times in February of this year.  In September 2013, WCS launched the 96 Elephants Campaign in support of the Clinton Global Initiative effort.

WCS Supports Clinton Global Initiative With “96 Elephants” Campaign

96 elephants are killed every day in Africa

Campaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand

Campaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection, educates public about ivory trade consumption

U.S. is a major importer of ivory

Campaign URL: www.96elephants.org

NEW YORK (September, 26, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a campaign to amplify and support the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment to save Africa’s elephants. The CGI commitment to end the crisis facing Africa’s elephants was made today by Secretary Hillary Clinton, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, representatives from African and Asian nations, and a powerful list of several conservation NGOs.

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Congratulations to Hillary and Chelsea on this well-deserved and important recognition and honor!



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