The Rhino’s Last Shot Most efforts to save rhinos from extinction have been focused on protection and taking out the poaching foot soldiers; the people responsible for shooting rhinos and hacking off their horns. The rhinos’ last shot in race against extinction could be demand reduction campaigns, stricter laws and political will by concerned governments.
Keeping up with our former interns: Sarah Doody parallax WcMgcq After completing her Youth 4 African Wildlife internship, Sarah returned to her film and theatre studies at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Since her internship she has gained the confidence to truly see a project through; from start to finish, and from the roughContinue reading “Keeping up with our former interns: Sarah Doody”
50 Days to Save the African Rhino Rhino poaching is not a local problem anymore; it is a global issue. Five young people from around the world came to South Africa to work together and make a difference. They had 50 days to raise global awareness and funds to help save the African rhino fromContinue reading “50 Days to Save the African Rhino”
Is it time to move rhinos to safe havens? The sun began to set during the cool evening, stretching a golden hue over the African sky. I put down my camera to soak in the magnificence that lay before my eyes, a gift from nature. The sunlight reflected against their silhouettes, radiating tones of silverContinue reading “Is it time to move rhinos to safe havens?”
Our First Internship For 2015 Our first internship for 2015 is in full swing. The new interns have settled in well, everyone enjoys living among wildlife and their conservation journey is becoming more personal as their bond with nature grows.
The seduction of nature A must read by Jamie Joseph about beauty, bloodlust and ivory. The sins of the father must end in this generation.
Rhino horns of a trade dilemma: A summary of the anti- & pro-trade arguments It is always good to hear both sides of the story and it is also fair to both parties involved. There’s currently a debate raging on about whether or not legalising trade in horn will be a good move in theContinue reading “Rhino horns of a trade dilemma: A summary of the anti- & pro-trade arguments”
Citizen Carnage: Materialism & Misconceptions Killing Our Wildlife (Video) [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM6P4wRTyNc&w=854&h=510] Actress & Environmentalist Kate Bowen plays the role of ‘Citizen Carnage’, a self-centred modern human being leading a materialistic life filled with misconceptions about wildlife, the type of person the world does not need.
Survivors “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong in the broken places.” -Ernest Hemmingway I’m familiar with the concept of trauma. In fact, I know it intimately – I have had more than my fair share. But trauma is not a problem unique to my experience. In some cases, people are traumatized soContinue reading “Survivors”
The not so obvious effects of rhino poaching. A day with orphaned rhino calves tends to get one thinking about how this scourge of poaching will affect the new generation of rhinos, those future adults who if the status quo does not change will be senselessly hacked to death for their horns. Perhaps rhinos willContinue reading “The not so obvious effects of rhino poaching.”