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Wildlife Poaching, Profits and Tiger Kings, 1/19-28 Course for High Schoolers

Three-year-old tiger Moka was a victim of wildlife trafficking when he was smuggled in as a tiger cub through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. He now has a permanent home at the Lions Tigers & Bears animal sanctuary in Alpine, California. San Diego Diplomacy Council’s next Global Leadership Youth Program course focuses on the dangerous world of international wildlife trafficking. (Top photo courtesy USFWS Pacific Southwest Region; bottom photo by Sharyn Umana, courtesy Lions Tigers & Bears)

San Diego CA— The International Wildlife Trafficking module of San Diego Diplomacy Council’s Global Leadership Youth Program is open for registration! This course, curated for globally-minded high school students, will engage with the complex global issue of wildlife trafficking through a diplomacy simulation, interactive negotiations, fascinating guest speakers and more.

This course takes place on Zoom from 4-6 p.m. PST on January 19, 21, 26 & 28, and costs $130. Guest speakers featured in the program will include Bobbi Brink, founder and director of Lions Tigers & Bears, a big cat and exotic animal rescue organization; Mike Veale, founder and president of the Global Conservation Force, an organization dedicated to fighting poaching and extinction; and Mau Hamada, founder of the Alexandria Turtle and Wildlife Rescue Team.

This virtual program is perfect for students looking to increase their cultural understanding while building their resumes and college applications. Upon completion, students will earn a Certificate of Excellence in Global Leadership. The San Diego Diplomacy Council is seeking 10 students to provide full-course positions scholarships to based on financial need. For more information, email lulu@sandiegodiplomacy.org.

To register for the Global Leadership Youth Program, visit sandiegodiplomacy.org/event/global-leadership-youth-program.

About San Diego Diplomacy Council
For 41 years, the San Diego Diplomacy Council has focused on creating professional, cultural and educational experiences that connect people and organizations to drive positive change in their communities and around the world.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization is one of more than 90 national organizations designated by the U.S. Department of State to deliver programs and services that allow San Diego to participate in the international diplomacy sphere and extend its influence around the globe. The San Diego Diplomacy Council also offers custom programs and services, including month-long fellowship programs with international business and academic partners.

Learn more about San Diego Diplomacy Council efforts to empower local and global leaders to promote a more peaceful, prosperous and stable world at www.sandiegodiplomacy.org, Facebook and Twitter.