- A better future: Animals & People Thriving Together
20 May 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: Club Lounge
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is a global non-profit helping animals and people thrive together. Partnering with local communities, NGO’s and Governments; they work across 40 countries around the world rescuing animals, conserving at-risk species, as well as protecting their natural habitats. They tackle the ever-growing problems with creativity, and challenge the way things are done.
IFAW are not just finding a different way to do things, but they are finding a better way. Creating real-world solutions that make an impact.
Join us on Endangered Species Day (Thursday, 20th May) for a conversation with John Albrecht (Leonard Joel Auctions & IFAW Board member) and Rebecca Keeble (IFAW’s Regional Director, Oceania), on building a better future for animals. One where animals can thrive and coexist with humans. Including:
- how ifaw is reducing the demand for products made from ivory and rhino horn,
- and how we are working to restore the Australian landscape after the devastating bushfires.
The evening will be followed by an Auction of exclusive imagery from the “Pexels for Change” exhibition, and networking drinks & nibbles.
Rebecca Keeble – oversees all of IFAW’s programmes in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Rebecca’s two-decade career has taken her from indigenous communities to international conventions. She has travelled across the region to set up companion animal support programmes, develop conservation strategies for marine animals and advocate for endangered species at every level of government. Rebecca has advised the Australian Government on a host of conservation issues. As a member of the Australian delegation, she has advocated for animals in a variety of international forums, including CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals) and UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).
John Albrecht is the proprietor and CEO of Australia’s largest multi-category auction house Leonard Joel and a member of IFAW’s International Board. Through Rebecca’s advocacy for change in 2016, IFAW and Leonard Joel developed and adopted an industry-leading policy relating to the cessation of auction trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn. Since then John has been a global leader seeking the wider adoption of this policy and industry change, speaking at international industry conferences and giving evidence to the Parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s domestic ivory and rhinoceros horn trade.