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”
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Is it time to move rhinos to safe havens?
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?”
The only way to remove the rhino poaching weed is by uprooting it.
The only way to remove the rhino poaching weed is by uprooting it. Growing up in the rural parts of South Africa and helping out in my grandmother’s garden I learned at an early age that the best way to get rid of weeds was to pull them out by the roots. My grandmother beingContinue reading “The only way to remove the rhino poaching weed is by uprooting it.”
How #BringBackOurElephants Can #BringBackOurGirls
How #BringBackOurElephants Can #BringBackOurGirls I have long been interested in environmental conservation, but only recently have I truly been able to begin working in the field of conservation education. This past year I taught at a bilingual school in Spain: it was technically an internship, but due to the fact that I was the firstContinue reading “How #BringBackOurElephants Can #BringBackOurGirls”
Rhino and moon are leaving us
Rhino and moon are leaving us Having rhinos and the moon in the same sentence sounds like some far-fetched fairy tale that Disney dreamt up. Truth is though; there is a similarity between the two as they are both leaving us albeit due to different reasons. As things currently stand this is a fairy taleContinue reading “Rhino and moon are leaving us”
To Serve and Protect
To Serve and Protect We’ve been at the reserve for just under two weeks now, and the team seems to have established itself as something as a constant. Though various families and groups of friends have come to visit and left again after a few days, we stay and continue working on our projects andContinue reading “To Serve and Protect”
In the Rough
In the Rough The past few days have been pretty intense. I’ve been feeling a lot of things, sometimes feeling my way through the dark. First with the film classes: Marius Van Straaten has been teaching us his tricks, possibly all the tricks in the book, so we can get the best footage and theContinue reading “In the Rough”
The Rhino Puzzle
The Rhino Puzzle http://rhinokiller.co.za/ Hard-hitting & disconcerting, the Bloody Rhino Puzzle is a film on how grinding poverty drives the recruitment of an endless stream of Mozambican rhino poachers.
A Digital Conservation Movement : The Holy Grail for wildlife?
A Digital Conservation Movement : The Holy Grail for wildlife? parallax WcMgcq The African continent is recognised by the world for its wildlife habitat. A much faster pace of industrialisation and earlier population explosions on other continents over the last few hundred years have resulted in extreme eradication of wildlife in Europe, Asia and theContinue reading “A Digital Conservation Movement : The Holy Grail for wildlife?”
The “Inconvenient” luxury of endangered wildlife in Asia
The “Inconvenient” luxury of endangered wildlife in Asia parallax WcMgcq Lobbyists advocating to legitimise rhino horn trade generally do not examine the use of rhino horn in Asia in terms of it being a luxury goods product. With a record 1004 rhinos killed in South Africa in 2013, rhino horn sells for as much asContinue reading “The “Inconvenient” luxury of endangered wildlife in Asia”