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Now Available: Richard Leakey - Historic Ivory Burning Against Poaching This Weekend!

Like all Royce Carlton Speakers, Dr.Richard Leakey is exclusively represented by Royce Carlton, Inc. for lectures and speaking engagements.


“The Future is in Our Hands”

No one understands this more than the legendary paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey. Nearly 30 years ago, when the ivory trade in Kenya skyrocketed, Leakey acted, setting fire to over 12 tons of confiscated ivory and nearly shutting down the ivory market. However, in response to a recent surge in poaching and ivory sales, the Kenyan Government, Kenyan Wildlife Services, and KWS Chairman Richard Leakey will demonstrate their commitment to the fight against poaching, burning another 100 tons of ivory on April 30, 2016. Their message to poachers and buyers is clear: Kenya’s natural assets are not for sale. 

Leakey knows the dangers of environmentally destructive practices, like poaching, stressing humanity's negative impact on biodiversity and ecosystems in his book The Sixth Extinction. Having spent the last half century fighting for the world’s natural resources, he aims to stop the slaughter once and for all and to show the world that these animals are worth more alive. 

Recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, Leakey is far from finished. Hoping to spread his message even further, Angelina Jolie announced that she will direct a biopic that focuses on his war against poaching. In his speaking engagements, Richard Leakey discusses Climate Change, Human Origins, Activism, and the Fight for Africa’s Elephants. His message must be heard before it’s too late. 

Richard Leakey will be returning to the United States this fall and will be accepting speaking engagements. Contact us to arrange for Richard Leakey to speak at your next event.