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VideoApril 21, 2017

Professor Lee White: Will African Elephants Survive This Generation?

Called a "real-life Tarzan" by National Geographic, Prof. Lee White is a British-born zoologist who has lived and worked in Gabon since 1989 and since 2009 has served as the Director of Gabon’s National Parks Agency. In this dramatic video interview with the World Bank-led Global Wildlife Program, White discusses the devastating decline of forest elephants to poaching in the last decade and how the international demand for ivory has led to the elephants becoming refugees to avoid being massacred. “I don’t want to be the generation that killed the African elephant, and if we’re not careful that’s what my generation will do,” says White.