School Clubs

Yespa Students Visit Sega to Learn How to Start Club

Yespa Students Visit Sega to Learn How to Start Club

August 28, 20140 Comments

Hi All!! Following the visit to Yespa School by members of the Sega Anti Ivory Club earlier this month it was agreed that Yespa students come to Sega. As some students from Yespa were motivated and were ready to form their own club in their school, SAIC was prepared to hold a session with them […]

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Welcome Yespa Anti-Ivory School Club!

Welcome Yespa Anti-Ivory School Club!

August 28, 20140 Comments

We are thrilled to announce that the Yespa Secondary School joined the Global Youth Against the Ivory Trade school club program in August 2014. Welcome Yespa! Mr. Moses, who is the Second Master of Yespa Secondary School, will be the volunteer Club Patron. There are 28 Yespa students — 12 girls and 16 boys — […]

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Field Trip to International Trade Fair (DITF)

Field Trip to International Trade Fair (DITF)

July 9, 20140 Comments

REPORT OF THE FIELD TRIP TO THE DAR ES SALAAM INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR (DITF) AT THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND TOURISM (MNRT) 1.PREAMBLE: The idea to visit the DITF was developed from the training session the SAIC had with the Wildlife Department in March 2014.Preparations were done by the SAIC patron and the MNRT […]

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Sega Reports from Training Session

Sega Reports from Training Session

May 2, 20140 Comments

It is my pleasure to share with you some of the written reports of the girls. These are the reports for the training session we did on the 6th of April. The girls were supposed to have a three parts report i.e theme one (covering the essence of ivory trade), theme two (covering the responsibilities […]

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How I Became An Elephant

Elephant Buzz: HIBE at Wild & Scenic Film Fest

Elephant Buzz: HIBE at Wild & Scenic Film Fest

January 14, 20140 Comments

Juliette West spoke at several screenings of the film How I Became An Elephant at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, CA, Jan 9-12. She also spoke with 800 school children who gathered for a special screening and presentation by Juliette. Here is a partial list of mentions: Post by Wild & […]

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New Review of How I Became An Elephant

New Review of How I Became An Elephant

January 8, 20140 Comments

Here’s a great new review of How I Became An Elephant in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of VIDEO LIBRARIAN. View pdf of review.

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Upcoming Event: Screening & Talk at Wild & Scenic Film Fest – Jan 9-12, 2014

Upcoming Event: Screening & Talk at Wild & Scenic Film Fest – Jan 9-12, 2014

January 8, 20140 Comments

Juliette West will be in Nevada City/Grass Valley for the Wild & Scenic Film Fest, running from January 9-12, 2014.  If you’re in the area, or in the mood for a road trip, please stop by! How I Became An Elephant will be screened twice and there will be a special event for youth at […]

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Juliette talks to students in Napa

Juliette talks to students in Napa

November 1, 20130 Comments

While attending the Napa Film Festival for the screening of How I Became an Elephant, Juliette spoke to four Napa schools.

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Advocacy Training

Hawaiian Anti-Ivory Bill

March 28, 20140 Comments

Recently Hawaii state government has been dealing with a bill to ban ivory trade in the state. Yesterday, the Economic Development and Business Committee of Hawaii unanimously passed the bill! However, the fight is not over. Tomorrow, March 28 the bill must pass in the Judiciary House, in order to move on to be voted […]

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URGENT ACTION: Email NY State Assembly Members Before Jan 16

URGENT ACTION: Email NY State Assembly Members Before Jan 16

January 8, 20140 Comments

The NY state assembly will meet on January 16 to discuss the ivory trade. Please email assembly members to tighten restrictions on ivory sales and move to ban. Below is an email you can send – or write your own!  Here are the email addresses of the committee members who will meet. To: Sweeney@assembly.state.ny.us, abinantit@assembly.state.ny.us, […]

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Beautiful song from Elephant Mama to Elephant Baby

August 13, 20130 Comments

This is a gorgeous and heartbreaking song, with lyrics and vocals by our friend, 14-year old Celia Ho in Hong Kong.  It’s about a mother elephant who is about to get poached and she is talking to her baby elephant… Celia has given her permission to share this widely for the purposes of conservation. So […]

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Four Activists Stopping the Ivory Trade in China

June 19, 20130 Comments

If you’ve read Cedar Attanasio’s Supply/Demand series on China and Africa, you know that the ivory trade is out of control in that country. But there are committed activists doing something about it. In this post, we share just four stories of Chinese citizens speaking up against the ivory trade. Yao Ming: The Athlete China’s […]

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Issue Education

Hawaiian Anti-Ivory Bill

March 28, 20140 Comments

Recently Hawaii state government has been dealing with a bill to ban ivory trade in the state. Yesterday, the Economic Development and Business Committee of Hawaii unanimously passed the bill! However, the fight is not over. Tomorrow, March 28 the bill must pass in the Judiciary House, in order to move on to be voted […]

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Elephant Populations Dwindle as Conservation Advocates Look for Solutions

February 25, 20140 Comments

They’re popular attractions at zoos and well-known characters in animated movies, but our relationship with elephants has turned sour over time. The Bodhi Tree Foundation estimates that 90 percent of the African Elephant population has been slaughtered in the past 50 years. SaveAfricasElephants.com paints a bleak picture. “At this rate, the elephant — a keystone […]

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Reading List: Elephant Ivory Trade

Reading List: Elephant Ivory Trade

December 9, 20130 Comments

Key Articles About the Ivory Trade “Blood Ivory” by Bryan Christy, National Geographic, October 2012. “A Voice for the Elephants” series of blogs and videos, National Geographic “Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits” by Jeffrey Gettleman, The New York Times, September 3, 2012. Many more: See JulietteSpeaks Twitter Feed Key […]

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Confessions of A (Reformed) Elephant Trainer

Confessions of A (Reformed) Elephant Trainer

October 23, 20130 Comments

When I tell people I used to train elephants for a living, I am usually, and understandably, met with disbelief. “No way!”  No, really! I spent two years working with one of the planet’s most incredible creatures. A few months before my 20th birthday, I walked into a local theme park and told them I wanted […]

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Sega Anti-Ivory Club Outreach Program – May 2014

Sega Anti-Ivory Club Outreach Program – May 2014

May 2, 20140 Comments

SEGA  GIRLS’  SCHOOL  ANTI  IVORY  CLUB: OUTREACH PROGRAM MAY 2014: 1. OBJECTIVES: a) To educate youth about the Ivory trade in Tanzania.Target is two/three secondary schools located near Sega School (Kingo, Presbyteranean, Yespa, St.Anna, Father Pio and St.Dennis schools) b) Encourage other schools to establish similar Anti Ivory Clubs in their schools. c) Hold discussions […]

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Impact of Sega’s WMA Trip: Initial Thoughts

Impact of Sega’s WMA Trip: Initial Thoughts

November 3, 20130 Comments

Mr. Enock Gray, Sega Girls School teacher and adviser to the Sega Anti-Ivory Club, had these initial reflections on the impact of the students’ October 2013 trip to visit the Jukumu WMA. More details from the students to follow in future blog posts! SEGA SCHOOL ANTI IVORY CLUB PATRON MR. ENOCK GRAY (R) WITH SOME […]

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Sega School Club Takes Research & Reporting Trip to Jukumu WMA

Sega School Club Takes Research & Reporting Trip to Jukumu WMA

November 1, 20130 Comments

The Anti-Ivory Club at the Sega Girls School in Tanzania took a 3-day research and reporting field trip on October 18-20, 2013  to visit the Jukumu Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Below is the trip report from their teacher and club sponsor Mr. Enock Gray. What a tremendous learning adventure for these young ladies! Please stay […]

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