Nominations have now opened for the Rhino Conservation Awards 2017.


Founders Dr Larry Hansen, and Miss Xiaoyang Yu, with sponsors Carl Zeiss Sports
Optics in collaboration with the South African Department of Environmental Affairs
and the Game Rangers Association of Africa, present the Rhino Conservation Awards
2017. This will be the sixth year that these awards will recognize significant role
players involved in rhino conservation.

The key to successfully conserving the rhino will lie in the dedication of all those
involved in the fight against rhino poaching in Africa. These people often do selfless
and unrecognized work to save our natural heritage that is in danger of being lost
forever. Sometimes this happens in the face of physical danger, political opposition
and severe financial constraints. These factors make the contribution of each role
player even more worthy of recognition – hence the reason for these awards.

The primary objective of the awards is to give recognition to the winners, runners up
and all nominees, and in doing so raise awareness of what is done in the war against
rhino poaching. This will serve to motivate involved role players to keep fighting to
ensure the rhino’s survival.

The Rhino Conservation Awards will be presented on Monday 21st August 2017 at a
Gala Dinner function at Monte Casino in Gauteng, South Africa. High-level dignitaries
under the patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco will attend,
including South African Government Officials, Foreign Diplomats, representatives
from Department of Environment Affairs and other Conservation Management
Authorities, media, sponsors, NGOs and other organizations related to rhino
conservation will be in attendance.


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