Testimony for the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy. US Government Printing Office
Testimony for the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy Hearing on “Stemming Wildlife Poaching” - Thursday, July 16, 2015 Mr. Chairman, Mr. Ranking Member, and members of the Committee, I want to thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony for the record of this hearing. I am honored to appear before your committee. My name is George Wittemyer—I am a professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University and the Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Kenya based organization Save the Elephants. I have worked on elephant conservation issues in Africa for the past 19 years and have been a member of the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group for the past 8 years. In addition, I serve as a technical advisor on elephants to the Kenya Wildlife Service.