SHADES OF GREY

The World of Black and White Rhinos

Thursday 15th March 2018

18:30 to 22:30

Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ

Join Helping Rhinos, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and our inspirational speakers as we explore the complexities of protecting the iconic rhino in its natural habitat.

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Shades of Grey Speakers

Steve Leonard

Vet and TV presenter

We are delighted to announce our 2018 keynote speaker as Steve Leonard. Steve is a wildlife vet, and is well known from presenting many TV programmes, including: Operation Wild (BBC1), Safari Vet School (ITV1), Nature’s Newborns (ITV1) and Trust me I’m a Vet (BBC1) plus many others.

Daryll Pleasants

Founder, Animals Saving Animals

Joining Steve will be Founder of Animals Saving Animals, Daryll Pleasants. Daryll will share his unique tales of training dogs to join the front line anti-poaching teams in locations around the world, including Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Richard Vigne

CEO, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Richard Vigne, CEO of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, will share the successes and challenges of running East Africa’s most successful black rhino breeding programme and provide an update on the northern white rhinos. 

Simon Jones

CEO, Helping Rhinos

Helping Rhinos CEO Simon Jones will introduce the evening and provide an update on the work of Helping Rhinos and how their supporters around the world are making a difference in protecting the rhino.

 

 

EXCLUSIVE AUCTION

Following the success of the 2017 auction, we are delighted to welcome back TV's Jonty Hearnden to host our 2018 auction. We are equally thrilled that award winning wildlife artist Karen Laurence-Rowe has once again donated an original piece or art for our auction.

'The Accuser' - a black rhino charging through the dust is another stunning piece of work that we know will prove as popular has Karen's 'The Last Three' was in our 2017 auction.

Also available in the auction is a safari holiday to Ol Pejeta and the Maasai Mara in Kenya, courtesy of Asilia Africa.  

Other amazing auction items will be announce soon, so keep checking back for more  details on how you can support our rhinos and receive an incredible gift at the same time. 

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Early Bird Talk Only tickets avaialbale for just £15

Exclusive Early Bird VIP tickets for just £75

VIP package includes:

- Pre and post talk drinks reception

- Meet and chat to the speakers and other VIP guests

- Reserved Seating

- Exclusive VIP area

- Event Gift

 

HOW THE EVENING WILL HELP

The 'Shades of Grey' event will raise funds for a mobile veterinary unit to be based on Ol Pejeta. The unit will provide critical veterinary support on Ol Pejeta and neighbouring conservancies in addition to providing a rabies vaccination  for dogs and cats in communities surrounding Ol Pejeta.

Your support of this event will help us to:

  • Attend to reported emergency wild animal injuries and other related cases in the wild. This will enable the production of a quality wildlife veterinary education manual for improved wildlife intervention efforts.
  • Survey and control disease outbreaks in wild animals. The data collected will be used to create a database for common and emerging wildlife diseases as well as management options for improved future predictions and interventions.
  • Carry out rabies vaccinations on community cats and dogs to reduce the incidents of rabies transmission from domestic pets to wild animals.
  • Reduce human-wildlife conflict through quick response to capture and relocate wildlife that stray into community areas back into the conservancy.
     


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