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Two years after New Jersey passed the first comprehensive ban of ivory sales in the nation, New Jersey lawmakers are uniting with international representatives and citizens at the New Jersey Ivory Crush on World Elephant Day, August 12, 2016.

Learn more about the speakers below!


botschafterthoms German Ambassador Heiko Thoms
Speaker and Distinguished Guest

Ambassador Heiko Thoms has been the Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since July 2013. He served in Cairo, Teheran, Brussels (Permanent Representation to the EU) and  Berlin. Before being appointed as Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, he was the German Foreign Minister’s Chief of Staff. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Executive Board of UN Women. He also chairs the Group of Friends of UN Police and the Group of Friends against Illicit Wildlife Trafficking.


c33316_4857e0ca215a499ea2608cca69bb7d55Michael Moussa-Adamo, Gabonese Ambassador to the United States
Speaker and Distinguished Guest

His Excellency Michael Moussa-Adamo was…

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