UPDATE: Absentee bidding is now open for our silent auction!
Our online supporters get a sneak peek at the auction items and a chance to bid before event night! Act now and take something home, with all proceeds benefitting endangered wildlife!
As a service to bidders unable to attend the silent auction, WildAid will enter their absentee bid. All lots will be purchased at the lowest possible price subject to any reserve price and other bids and never more than the top amount indicated by the bidder. Absentee forms may be submitted by e-mail, fax, mail or in person to the WildAid offices. Bidders will be notified via phone or e-mail of the success or failure of their bids the week following the auction. All purchases must be paid for upon notification of purchase. Credit cards submitted will NOT be charged until the bidder is notified by WildAid after the silent auction on Friday. May 21st. In the event of identical bids the earliest bid received will take precedence.
WildAid believes that scientific study, field protection programs and strong legislation are necessary, but not sufficient in curbing illegal wildlife trade. Addressing consumer demand has long been ignored and perhaps viewed as outside the expertise of conventional conservation organizations, but any coherent portfolio of actions to address endangered species must include demand reduction plans.
WildAid has developed a unique, integrated model to address demand. We work with government, business, community leaders, media partners, celebrities and high profile individuals to advocate social and behavioral change. We promote new regulations for the protection of wildlife and greater local and international cooperation for improved enforcement. WildAid has built a unique network of key strategic partnerships to deliver high-impact, culturally sensitive, nationwide multi-media campaigns aimed at changing attitudes, reducing unsustainable consumption of wildlife while building high-level political support for conservation.
Join us for a lively discussion with experts currently creating and delivering innovative strategies to protect biodiversity and convert consumers worldwide.
Threatened, Endangered, Extinct: Marketing Biodiversity to Global Audiences Panel Members:
Steve Trent - WildAid Founder & President, Director of China & India programs
Eric Steinhauser -WildAid Executive Creative Director
Shawn Heinrichs - Executive Producer, Blue Sphere Media
Marcel Bigue - WildAid Director of Marine Programs
Date: Friday, May 21, 2010Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm
Place: The University Club800 Powell Street (corner of California St) San Francisco
Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres
Silent Auction including travel, restaurants, jewelry, limited edition signed wildlife prints and more...