Image Credit: Rachael Nuwer, onearth.org
The historic ivory smashing at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, the first of its kind in the United States, is the focus of short films produced for OnEarth.org and The Guardian by graduate students and their advisor at the University of Colorado-Boulder. These films will be screened at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and will be followed by a panel discussion on the politics and economics of the illegal ivory trade and the ivory smashing event at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in 2013. In addition, the panelists will discuss the controversial nature of ivory smashing – does destroying ivory actually reduce demand and slow the rate of ivory poaching?
For more information on one documentary, please check out the article Student documentary captures ivory crush for OnEarth.