October 9, 2013

Save the Elephants


About 100 supporters of an international ban on the illegal trade in ivory drew Princeton’s attention to the plight of the African Elephant on Friday, October 4 as part of a global march to save the animal from extinction. According to march organizer Marianne Romano, 36,000 elephants lost their lives due to poaching in 2012 alone. The international March for Elephants crossed three continents and 42 cities and was inspired by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Speaker Andy Dobson, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University, was joined by musicians, artists, and other volunteers. Ms. Romano marched alongside her 80-year-old mother, who has done missionary work in Africa. (Photo by Laura Pedrick)