Tusk USA is generously organizing a reception for ElephantVoices at the Explorer's Club in New York City on Wednesday 15th May, where Joyce will be holding a lecture: An Elephant Network: Conservation and the Power of the Crowd in the Maasai Mara. The funds raised will go toward Elephant Partners, ElephantVoices' citizen science-based conservation initiative for the Maasai Mara ecosystem. You'll find more details about the venue on the invitation card - click on it to enlarge - and visit Eventbrite to secure your attendance.
To reach our ambitious goals for this project we are looking at a three-year horizon (to end 2015), with our own time, the running of our old Toyota Land Cruiser, equipment, lodging and material for educational outreach in the Mara, as primary cost components. We will be spending six months of each year in Kenya. Elephant Partners engages guides, scouts, researchers, photographers, tourists, and people of the Maasai Mara ecosystem in the monitoring and protection of elephants through the use of unique cellphone- and web-solutions developed by ElephantVoices. Using the Internet and social and educational media, and hands-on training, we are developing a community of Elephant Partners who are sharing their knowledge of the Mara elephants and working together to protect them. Come and hear what we have learned about the elephants through the eyes and ears of many.
Please RSVP through http://tuskusa-joycepoole.eventbrite.com - and share this page (upper right corner) with others who may be interested in attending! If you cannot attend, but want to support, please check out our dedicated page on Crowdrise or visit our donation page on ElephantVoices.
We look forward to seeing you at the Explorer's Club!
Trumpets, Joyce and Petter