Petronel Nieuwoudt has over 20 years’ experience in the conservation and care of wild animals She started her career in the Endangered Species Protection Unit of the South African Police where she held rank as Captain. In 1999 she left the police service and started…
Collegiate American School (CAS) in Dubai has demonstrated true global citizenship yet again! Earlier this year, their Grade 2 learners were motivated to adopt a baby rhino by BRR’s ambassador, Isaac Kriel. After hearing about the trauma that young rhinos suffer, they very quickly raised funds to adopt baby rhino Forrest.
‘Diceros Bicornis Michaeli’ – but you can call her Eliska! She is one of 42 black rhinos raised at ZOO Dvůr Králové in the Czech Republic– and not the first to return to the wild. Once arriving in Tanzania, Eliska will join Deborah, Jamie, and Jabu – three other rhinos born and raised at the zoo before moving to Tanzania.
July 31 is World Ranger Day, a day each year that commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and celebrates the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. The commemoration of World Ranger Day calls for stronger penalties for poachers and an increase in the number of rangers.
At the South African Wildlife College Dog Unit, they train dog breeds like Belgian Melanois, German Short-Haired Pointers and Fox Hounds to help tackle poaching. The dedication and care given to the dogs is extraordinary.
Dr William Fowlds gives an update on the rhino poaching in South Africa and the additional impact it has on both living rhino and the people who protect them.
Rhino poaching has reached a “crisis point,” and it is driving the species ever closer to extinction, according to conservationists.
Rhino and human keeper. Young black rhino, Kitui, loves her keeper.
Cape Town – Computer company IBM and mobile network MTN have collaborated to create smart collars that they hope will help stop the poaching of rhinos in South Africa.