Monday, November 29, 2010

EVENT REMINDER: Last Chance to Save the Rhino

From Save The Rhino...
Last Chance to Save the Rhino
Wednesday 12 January 2011, 7.30pm
The Royal Geographical Society, London, SW7 2AR

Kindly sponsored by Abercrombie & Kent

Join Save the Rhino Patron and BBC Zoologist Mark Carwardine for an entertaining and thought-provoking rhino evening.

Mark will describe some of his most memorable encounters with rhinos in Africa and Asia – from stalking the last surviving northern white rhinos in war-torn Zaire, nearly 25 years ago, to his most recent trip to photograph Sumatran rhinos in Indonesia. He will reveal what went on behind the scenes while filming a Last Chance to See Special called Rhino Rescue, with Stephen Fry, and will talk frankly about his hopes and fears for some of the most endearing and endangered mammals on Earth.

Tickets cost £15 and are now on sale.

1 comment:

Duncan Bourne said...

Zoos and wildlife parks around the world have made a huge contribution through cooperative programs to breeding insurance populations of several species of rhino, including Southern white rhinos.They have also educated millions as to the importance of saving them and their ecosystems.
For example see http://www.clickliverpool.com/news/national-news/1211680-rare-white-rhino-born-in-snowy-liverpool-safari-park.html
After all the Northern white rhinos were killed in africa it was the small zoo population that was left. Your program must be lauded for raising the importance of rhino conservation but you seemed to disparage the contribution of zoos in the process.Please take the time to find out more about their significant contribution for future reference, so your viewers get an accurate balanced picture.
Northern white rhinos may be too far gone but there are thousands more species.It is only through early cooperative action that conservation will succeed.
Duncan Bourne