We’re used to seeing Quinny with bat in hand, or behind the stumps, but a new video aimed at raising awareness around rhino conservation is something quite different.
Self-styled “combination of Faf de Klerk and Rambo”, Mike Wright, found a unique way to raise funds for rhino conservation.
Human intervention has led these poor animals to the brink of extinction. Ever heard of a vaquita? Me neither, but there are only 12 of them left on the planet.
If you somehow manage to escape custody shortly before appearing in court on poaching charges you might be best advised to lay low. That certainly doesn’t involve killing police officers.
How sad that it has come to this, but conservationists are having to resort to the most extreme measures in order to protect the remaining rhinos in our country.
You’ve heard of the woolly mammoth but have you heard of the woolly rhinoceros? Don’t worry, neither had we until this guy was found in Siberia.
The team over at Green Renaissance has started an activation along the N2 highway in Cape Town near the Cape Town International Airport. It will serve as a continual reminder of the epidemic that is rhino poaching in South Africa.
“Rhinos Under Threat” is a new YouTube documentary aiming to raise public awareness of the current crisis faced by poaching. It launched at the Rio+20 Conference earlier this week. See the full 28-minute film inside, however be warned that it might be upsetting for sensitive viewers.
During a time where we really cannot afford to lose anymore rhinos, another one has passed away – this time after being hit by a lorry outside Pretoria. Pics of the incident can be seen after the jump.
I just had to look up the words “EPIC” and “FAIL” in the dictionary, and would you know, this story was listed underneath each description. A South African conservation group demonstrating an anti-poaching method for reporters accidentally killed the rhinoceros they were using in the demonstration.
The Black Rhino Range Expansion Project recently successfully transported 19 black rhinos 1 500 kilometres across South Africa. They did this by airlifting each rhino by its ankles before carrying it upside down! Read exactly why they do it this way, and see some amazing images of this process, after the jump.