Thursday, February 17, 2011

EVENT: Rhino Mayday 2011

From Save The Rhino.org...
Rhino Mayday 2011

Wednesday 4 May 2011, 10.30 - 17.00

Huxley Conference Theatre, ZSL London Zoo

Tickets: £15

We are delighted announce that Save the Rhino will once again be organising Rhino Mayday. The event is intended as information-sharing and awareness-raising event for anyone with an interest in rhino conservation. We will have experts from many different areas of rhino conservation, from project field staff and conservation charities to academics and zoo personnel.

Confirmed speakers for this year's event include:
  • Professor Mike Bruford, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

  • Peter Carr, Editor, Sporting Rifle

  • Maggie Esson, Education Programmes Manager, Chester Zoo

  • John Gripper, Chairman, Sebakwe Black Rhino Trust

  • Jasper Humphreys, Director of External Affairs, The Marjan Centre for the Study of Conflict and Conservation, King’s College London

  • Inspector Nevin Hunter, Chief Wildlife Inspector, Wildlife Licensing and Registration Service at Animal Health

  • Mark Jones, Programmes Director, Care for the Wild International

  • Felix Patton

  • Rebecca Perry, Conservation Officer, Colchester Zoo

  • Simon Tonge, EAZA Chair & Executive Director, Paignton Zoo

  • Berry White

  • ZSL
*Speakers subject to change

The 2011 Rhino Mayday will be held on Wednesday 4 May in the Huxley Conference Theatre, ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park, London (ZSL have, once again, kindly agreed to provide the venue free of charge).

Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased online from Save the Rhino’s website, by emailing events@savetherhino.org or by calling 020 7357 747.

For more information, visit www.savetherhino.org
Thanks to Events Manager Jo Paulson for the tip.

Monday, February 07, 2011

REMINDER: Brian Cox to Host Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture

Look To The Stars.org has a feature on the upcoming Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture, to be presented by "Rock star physicist" Professor Brian Cox.
Although Adams died unexpectedly in 2001 at the age of 49, the Memorial Lectures – held every year since 2003 – continue to explore the themes in which he was so interested, and help support both Save the Rhino International and the Environmental Investigation Agency, two charities championed by the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” author.

Douglas was moved to take action for wildlife conservation during a 1985 visit to Madagascar. His dedication to the cause resulted in the book “Last Chance to See” highlighting the plight of species facing extinction.
The Ninth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture will take place at The Royal Geographical Society in London on Thursday 10 March 2011, 7.30pm.
Photo Credit: Vincent Connare

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

AUDIO: Mark Carwardine: Last Chance to Save the Rhino

On Wednesday 12 January 2011, Mark Carwardine provided an "entertaining and thought-provoking rhino evening" for Save the Rhino at The Royal Geographical Society. Save The Rhino have now provided downloadable audio from the event on their website.
Mark described 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 revealed what went on behind the scenes while filming a Last Chance to See Special called Rhino Rescue, with Stephen Fry, and talked frankly about his hopes and fears for some of the most endearing and endangered mammals on Earth.