Posted: 4:17 pm EDT
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli will host “Voices for the Wild: from Inspiration to Action on Combating Wildlife Trafficking” to celebrate World Wildlife Day. The event will convene prominent filmmakers, producers, artists, and other wildlife storytellers for a panel discussion focusing on strategies for engaging the public in combating illegal trade in wildlife. The discussion will include a sneak preview of the first Annual Progress Assessment of the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, an interagency report that will officially be released on March 3.
The event will conclude with – a first for the State Department – projected images of wildlife, including many threatened species, on the Harry S. Truman building’s C Street façade. The visual event is in partnership with Discovery Communications, Vulcan Productions, and the documentary film Racing Extinction. The goal is to raise awareness of, and spur action on the global threat of wildlife trafficking. Members of the public are able to view the projection show starting at 6:20 p.m. at 22nd Street in front of the State Department.
Read more here: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/02/253795.htm