Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 15, 2013

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Robert D. Hormats will outline a path towards ending wildlife trafficking while speaking at the Central Park Zoo on Monday, July 15, at “Wildlife Under Siege,” an event sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). U/S Hormats will outline the threats to national and international security and rule of law posed by wildlife trafficking, highlight recent diplomatic efforts to mobilize international action, and explain his vision for global cooperation. WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper will also speak about the importance of conservation and combating wildlife trafficking.

A transcript of U/S Hormats’ remarks will be available at For further information, please contact Keri Holland,

PRN: 2013/0886