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Dag Goering & Maria Coffey Presentation

With rapid habitat loss across Asia and Africa, elephants are running out of room to roam — and, consequently, their buffer from humans is shrinking. Dag Goering and his wife Maria Coffey are trying to improve this situation by working toward enlightened conservation approaches in Asia and Africa.Inspired by watching the birth of a captive elephant in India, Goering, a veterinarian and photographer, and Coffey, an author, are dedicated to creating a paradigm where elephants and people are able to cohabitate. Collaborating with local groups and conservation organizations, they created the Elephant Earth Initiative and will speak about their work.

Goering’s striking photographs of elephants are on display at the Ah Haa School East Room.