Thursday, April 20, 2006

NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS - Rhino Mayday 2006

Save the Rhino International is organising a May Day on Thursday 1 June, from 10.30-18.15, in ZSL’s Huxley Conference Theatre in Regent's Park, Central London.
The Mayday is being organised by Save the Rhino International, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). Nick Lindsay from ZSL, Chair of the EAZA Rhino Campaign 2005/6, will also chair the 2006 Rhino Mayday.

Maydays aim to present rhino conservation and the work done in the field by specialists who come to talk about their work. Topics range from security and anti-poaching, monitoring and research to education and community-based conservation.

This year, the talks will focus in particular on the African and Asian projects selected for the EAZA Rhino Campaign. Virtually all of the beneficiary projects will be represented, with talks lasting between 15 and 30 minutes. Each will be followed by a short question-and-answer session; longer conversations can take place over lunchtime, tea and at the Mayday evening drinks. All net profits will be donated by Save the Rhino to the Campaign, which aims to raise 350,000 euros for these in situ rhino conservation projects.