Posts Tagged ‘ELEPHANTS’

OUT OF AFRICA ON THE HALLI CASSER-JAYNE HOUR

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OUT OF AFRICA

Two stories out of Africa are the focus of The Halli Casser-Jayne Hour, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Up first, a visit with journalist Stephanie Hanes the author of a highly-controversial new book, WHITE MAN’S GAME: SAVING ANIMALS, REBUILDING EDEN & OTHER MYTHS OF CONSERVATION IN AFRICA, a thought-provoking exposé of the troubling realities of Western conservation efforts in Africa. And in our second half-hour a visit to Maasailand with Joni Binder, the author of MILE 46: FACE TO FACE IN MAASAILAND. You’re in for two truly fascinating conversations on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

Stephanie Hanes has worked across the African continent her journalism appearing in dozens of publications, including The Christian Science Monitor as well as the PBSNewHour. In her new book WHITE MAN’S GAME, Hanes presents a provocative account that profoundly challenges the way we think about philanthropy and conservation. In an eye-opening examination, Hanes addresses the problems that arise when Westerners try to “fix” complex, messy situations in the developing world, acting with best intentions yet potentially overlooking the wishes of the people who live there. Beneath the uplifting stories we tell ourselves about helping Africans often lies a dramatic misunderstanding of what the locals actually need and want. WHITE MAN’S GAME is a gripping narrative of environmentalists and insurgents, poachers and tycoons, elephants and angry spirits that profoundly challenges the way we think about philanthropy and conservation.

Joni Binder’s book MILE 46: FACE TO FACE IN MAASAILAND is a fascinating photographic and literary memoir about her time in Kenya living with the Maasai that underscores the urgent need for global community awareness and support for women who are disenfranchised by their own cultures. A wife and mother of two, Binder has served as president of the Modern Art Council at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has become a strong advocate of arts education as a Fine Arts Committee member and Education Committee co-chair for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State. She is currently helping to lead an international arts-driven campaign with Futures Without Violence and The Representation Project to raise awareness about healthy masculinity and its role in eliminating domestic violence.

 

OUT OF AFRICAOut of Africa stories of wildlife, colonialism, philanthropy, environmentalism, animals, politics, violence against women, genital mutilation — a thought-provoking, empowering hour with Stephanie Hanes and Joni Binder on The Halli Casser-Jayne Hour, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S WAYNE PACELLE AND ELEPHANT WHISPERER ANDREA TURKALO

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WAYNE PACELLE HUMANE SOCIETY

Humane Society of America’s CEO Wayne Pacelle’s new book

All things great and small are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 22, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table is President and CEO of the nation’s largest animal protection organization, The Humane Society of America, Wayne Pacelle and field biologist Andrea Turkalo, known as “The Elephant Whisperer.”

In his new, important book THE HUMANE ECONOMY: HOW INNOVATORS AND ENLIGHTENED CONSUMERS ARE TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF ANIMALS Pacelle offers the first full accounting of a revolution sweeping global business, and changing how we value animals in a surprising narrative of how entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 CEOs, world-class scientists, and a new class of political leaders, both inspired and pressured by conscious consumers and voters, are collectively remaking our relationship with other species and the natural world. Goodbye puppy mills and factory farms, trophy hunting safaris and circuses with wild animal acts, laboratories confining chimpanzees and cosmetic testing facilities poisoning rabbits. Hello to the burgeoning, unstoppable growth of the humane economy.

Humane SocietyField biologist Andrea Turkalo is the world’s leading expert on forest elephants, working tirelessly to map the sometimes inaudible language of elephants, in an effort to put to together the world’s first elephant dictionary. Living in Africa as an aid worker, Turkalo was drawn to the intricate lives of the rainforest elephants. There she lived and studied her beloved elephants until Civil War broke out and forced her to leave the bai. Her research is exciting, her story compelling.

Animal Rights, nature, ecology, wildlife, elephants, politics, the ivory trade, conservation, Africa, with Halli’s guests on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wayne Pacelle and Andrea Turkalo, Wednesday, June 22, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: BLOOD IVORY & THE FATE OF THE WORLD’S ELEPHANTS

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ELEPHANT CARCASSWednesday, July 23, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show airs a special 90 minute special INSIDE THE IVORY TRADE: IS IT TOO LATE TO SAVE THE ELEPHANT? Joining in the conversation are the top voices of the subject: Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Andrea Turkalo, Dr. Ron Orenstein and Grace Ge Gabriel.

In 1993, Iain Douglas-Hamilton founded the organization Save the Elephants. A zoologist, he is the recipient of the 2010 Indianapolis Prize for his work on elephant conservation. His chief research interest is to understand elephant choices by studying their movements. He is a frequent keynote speaker at the annual Wildlife Conservation Network expo.

Dr. Ron Orenstein is the author of Ivory, Horn and Blood: Behind the Elephant and Rhinoceros Poaching Crisis. Since 1987, Dr. Orenstein has been an observer at meetings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). He was one of the engineers of the compromise amendment that led to an international ivory ban.

Field biologist Andrea Turkalo has been called “The Elephant Whisperer.” She is the world’s leading expert on forest elephants, working tirelessly to map the sometimes inaudible, language of elephants, in an effort to put to together the world’s first elephant dictionary.

A native of China, Grace Ge Gabriel is a driving force behind the International Fund for Animal Welfare China (IFAW) and has worked tirelessly to alleviate human-elephant conflicts and raise conservation awareness in the country that stands at the heart of the “blood ivory” illicit trade.

An important conversation you won’t want to miss “Blood Ivory and the Fate of the World’s Elephants” on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 23, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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