EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
We are very sorry to announce that with the continuing government advice on social distancing, we have now taken the difficult and sad decision to cancel our Spring Talk at the Royal Geographical Society this year.
You will however still be able to hear from our experts in the field, Dr Will Fowlds and Lindy Sutherland in an exclusive online rhino experience event on July 18th to which you are invited.
Please stay tuned for more details.
Join us for an inspirational evening that will include insights into how a night of tragedy in the Eastern Cape of South Africa inspired journeys of promise and the ultimate goal of creating a stronghold for rhino in the region.
Your evening will include:
EXPERT SPEAKERS FROM THE FIELD
With years of experience in treating and protecting rhino in the wild, our expert speakers will highlight the challenges and rewards of their work and demonstrate how science, technology and community collaboration is leading the recovery of rhino populations in South Africa.
COMMUNITY LEAD INIATIVES
A visual demonstration of groundbreaking initiatives that are changing hearts and young minds and successfully working in harmony with the more traditional eco-tourism approach to wildlife conservation.
Showing how aerial reconnaissance, as well as more traditional anti-poaching methods, is helping to protect some of the most significant and important populations of rhino in the world.
ADDRESSING GLOBAL CHALLENGES
We discuss the daily challenges that must be resolved if wildlife species, their habitat and natural migratory routes are to be maintained.
Helping Rhinos Spring Talk
Thursday 23rd July 2020
Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore, London, SW 7 2AR
Your Speakers for THE 2020 Spring Talk - Creating a Rhino Stronghold
Dr William Fowlds
Dr Will Fowlds has seen first-hand the bloody aftermath left by poachers and has saved many rhinos, including Thandi, from certain death. He set up ARCC (African Rhino Conservation Collaboration) whose aims, to co-ordinate effective action against the poaching scourge, clearly match his own determination and dedication.
Siseko is from the humblest of backgrounds but he aimed high! His two passions for wildlife and aviation were realised when he qualified as a commercial fixed-wing pilot and became the 'eyes in sky' for ARCC and the wildlife he so loves. His story is remarkable and truly inspirational.
Lindy Sutherland founded The Kariega Foundation out of a desire to contribute to the sustainable conservation of wildlife and the upliftment of local communities. Kariega Game Reserve is surrounded by impoverished African communities but Lindy and the Reserve are changing all that. Lindy's commitment is a positive example of what can be achieved.
Don't miss out on our limted number of Reception Tickets for your chance to meet the speakers and enjoy drinks and canapes or simply enjoy the talks with our Talk Only Tickets.
Reception Tickets: £45
Talk Only Tickets: £22
18:00 - Doors Open
19:00 - Talks
20:00 - Auction
20:30 - Drinks and Canapes plus meet the speakers*
21:30 - Close
*Reception ticket holders only