Remembering “White Rhinos” Savior

Remembering Game Warden Who Brought Rhinos Back From the Brink

The conservationist credited for helping to save South African White Rhinos died recently. Here, National Geographic commemorates him and takes a look at just how he was able to help the White Rhinos:

White rhinos continue to exist in South Africa thanks largely to the efforts of the late conservationist Ian Player. South African conservationist Ian Player, who is is credited with bringing the white rhino back from the brink of extinction, died late last month, at age 87. Over a career that spanned decades, Player led successful campaigns to establish Africa’s first wilderness areas. The brother of golf great Gary Player, he also helped found the World Wilderness Congress and other important conservation groups. Although rhinos face many threats from poachers and habitat loss today, Rachel Lang wrote in Africa Geographic […]

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  1. […] Thursday, we shared a story about how White Rhinos were brought back from the edge of extinction in South Africa. Now here’s a picture of three […]

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