#rhinofriday: Last night, our charity partner, Helping Rhinos along with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, hosted the Shades of Grey – Seven Saviours of Black and White Rhino charity event at Church House in Westminster, London. Inspirational speakers explored the complexities of protecting the iconic rhino in its natural habitat.
Keynote speaker and tv vet Steve Leonard, Animals Saving Animals' Daryll Pleasants, Richard Vigne of Ol Pejeta and Simon Jones, CEO of Helping Rhinos revealed what the seven saviours are and discussed innovative approaches to wildlife conservation.
Steve is a wildlife vet who 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.
Steve was joined by Founder of Animals Saving Animals, Daryll Pleasants. Daryll shared 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 of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, shared the successes and challenges of running East Africa’s most successful black rhino breeding programme and provided an update on the northern white rhinos.
Proceeds from the event will help fund a mobile veterinary unit to be based on Ol Pejeta. This unit will provide critical veterinary support to wild animals on Ol Pejeta and neighbouring conservancies and will provide a rabies vaccination for dogs and cats in the surrounding communities.
Thank you to these rhino warriors for all that they do for this iconic species. If you would like to play your part in rhino conservation, please check out Helping Rhinos website for more information: https://www.helpingrhinos.org/
Reference and photo credit: Helping Rhinos
#RhinoFriday As all our students come to learn very quickly, #VetsGoWild team leader Dr William Fowlds is super-passionate about rhino conservation! Dr Fowlds believes that there's a very special connection that's made when you experience the opportunity to actually touch a rhino (this is usually when assisting with a controlled rhino operation). Working with rhino, and experiencing this connection, is one of the many highlights our Vets Go Wild participants can look forward to! #rhino#wildlife#conservation#DrFowlds#worldwideexperience#ConserveDevelopTeach
Photo courtesy of Shelley Mildon, return Vets Go Wild participant.
Our #vetsgowild students in action on a rhino dehorning operation! Calling all vet and vet nurse students... this could be you! Email enquiries @worldwideexperience.com...
If you are looking for a hands-on Africa vet experience and need to fulfill a portion of your Extra Mural Study (EMS) requirements, Vets Go Wild have the perfect animal care courses for you, featuring the opportunity to work with vets in South Africa.
Our 16-day Vets Go Wild module is aimed at students undertaking veterinary and wildlife based programmes at university, providing training in the care of animals at Amakhala Game Reserve and The Addo Elephant National Park both located in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Animals that you are likely to be working hands on with include Rhino, African Buffalo, Big Cats, Cheetah, Giraffe and more.
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