Stalking Black Rhino
RSVP with The Elephant League

Phillips is pleased to announce a charity auction in Los Angeles to benefit Elephant Action League’s trailblazing efforts to save the rhinos, in collaboration with Saving the Wild. For the past 18 months Saving the Wild founder Jamie Joseph has been relentless in her efforts to dismantle South Africa's most notorious rhino syndicate. A selection of works by world-renowned photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen will be offered, with 100% of the proceeds to fund groundbreaking conservation initiatives. The auction will take place on Thursday, 1 June, at The Montage in Beverly Hills and will include special guest speakers Andrea Crosta (featured in the Netflix's documentary The Ivory Game), Jamie Joseph (Founder of Saving the Wild), and photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen. Fifteen lots, including twelve unreleased images from Mangelsen’s Africa 2017 series with a limited edition print run of 5, will be on offer for photograph connoisseurs and wildlife supporters alike.

Blake Koh, Phillips’ Regional Director, Los Angeles, said, “Phillips is honored to work with Elephant Action League in their important efforts to advocate for wildlife conservation across the globe. We are confident that photographer Tom Mangelsen’s commitment and generous contribution to the auction will help bring additional awareness and resources to this important cause.”

Gilda Moratti, Co-Founder and Board Member of the Elephant Action League, said, “With only 25,000 rhinos left on the entire African continent amid an unprecedented poaching and trafficking crisis, time is of the essence and we are eager to put the funds raised through this auction to good use.” Andrea Crosta, Executive Director and Co-Founder, added, “Phillips’ sale will provide immeasurable help in anti-poaching operations and international investigative activities targeting traffickers and wildlife criminal networks.”

MANGELSEN'S STORY about Stalking Black Rhino, in February of 2017.

Auction: Thursday, 1 June | Reception begins at 6pm, Auction to commence at 8pm
Location: The Montage, 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

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Elephant Action League (EAL) is an innovative hybrid non-profit organization that merges the worlds of intelligence, investigations and conservation in service of wildlife and the people who protect it. Its mission is to fight wildlife and forest crime through Concrete, Innovative and Collaborative projects. Legally based in the United States, EAL was established in 2013 by three Italians, Andrea Crosta, Gilda Moratti and Francesco Rocca. EAL’s recently published the report BLENDING IVORY, a 10-month undercover investigation in China on ivory and rhino horn trafficking. EAL is also the creator of WildLeaks, the world’s first whistleblowing initiative dedicated to wildlife and forest crime.

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