johnInterview Highlights

– “Every time ivory is bought an elephant is being killed…the last thing you should do is give a gift of ivory.”

– “Every day 96 elephants are killed, one every 15 minutes, and 35,000 per year.”
– “We have a responsibility to save elephants.”

About John F. Calvelli

John Calvelli is the Executive Vice President for the Public Affairs Division of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), where he oversees the organization’s Government and Community Affairs, Policy, Communications, and Digital Program efforts. Prior to joining WCS in 2000, Calvelli served as the senior staff person to Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx) in Washington, D.C. Prior to his work in Washington, John was chosen to participate in a clinical program with the Civil Division of the Office of then-U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani and subsequently served as Associate Counsel to the New York State Assembly. He helped found and currently Chairs the Executive Committee of the International Conservation Partnership (ICP), comprised of senior public affairs representatives from the major global U.S. conservation organizations. Calvelli is also a member of the New York State Environmental Leaders Group.

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