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February 20th 2017:Extinction Countdown: RHINO A Round Table Discussion

Extinction Countdown: RHINO A Round Table Discussion CITES CoP17 ran high with emotions, politics and decisions of magnitude. Yes or No vote to legalize or ban trade in rhino horn. Pro and anti- trade stakeholders of politicians, breeders, conservationists, scientists, and NGOs riding on the decision. “No Trade”. Now, just four months on, the South African Dept. of Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa formally announces intention to delist S.A’s Eastern Black Rhino, ostensibly to open up a legal trade in horn. Today’s round-table discussion is right on the crosshairs of our history: W

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Lorinda Hern, Rhino Rescue Project

Lorinda’s interest in the rhino poaching crisis was prompted by a poaching incident on her family’s property in 2010. Having grown up with the rhinos on the property, the loss was deeply shocking and Lorinda set out to find a proactive anti-poaching solution. She decided to partner with Dr. Charles van Niekerk, who was already investigating rhino horn infusion when she approached him in 2011. Lorinda works full-time on the Rhino Rescue Project. She has Masters degree in Strategic Marketing Management from the University of Pretoria (UP) as well as a research doctorate (PhD) in the same field. She still lectures part-time at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at UP. http://rhi
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Loriane Liebenberg, Save Our Rhino

In 2009 after two rhino were poached in the Krugersdorp Game Park, a Facebook search about rhino poaching would have come up empty. Appalled by the cruelty and torture afflicted on these animals, Save Our Rhino, the first such FB group was born to bring attention of the increase of poaching to the public. Their mission is education, research, sourcing latest news about wildlife crime and conservation and getting the information out to the world. They do not collect funds, rather they endorse and promote, collaborate and partner with many legitimate organizations. Trained as an occupational therapist, Loraine Liebenberg, married 40yrs, 3 grown children and grandmother. Deeply connected to a
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Jamie Joseh, Saving the Wild

Founder of Saving the Wild, Jamie is an an activist and investigative journalist willing to get into the trenches to highlight the injustice in the justice system when it comes to rhino in S. Africa, in an overarching‬ battle to dismantle the ‪rhino‬ ‪poaching‬ syndicates, while highlighting the value of the rural communities that border the anti poaching strategies.Her Mission plain and simple: Expose and eradicate corruption, stamp out poverty, beat extinction. http://www.savingthewild.com/donate/, https://twitter.com/savingthewild_ , https://www.facebook.com/SavingTheWild
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Damien Mander

Damien served as a Special Operations Sniper and Clearance Diver in the Australian Defense Force. Deployed in Iraq, he Project Managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy, of up to 700 cadets at one time. Following 3 years on the frontlines of the Iraq war he departed in 2008 with no new direction in life. A trip to Africa left him face-to-face with the horrors that the worlds wildlife is facing. Liquidating his personal assets from his time in the military, he founded the IAPF The organization focuses on ranger training and operations and integrating modern solutions to conservation. Today, Damien is a soldier turned environmental activist living in Africa. He spends several mon
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 30/10/2017 08:00 30/10/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world Extinction Countdown: RHINO A Round Table Discussion CITES CoP17 ran high with emotions, politics and decisions of magnitude. Yes or No vote to legalize or ban trade in rhino horn. Pro and anti- trade stakeholders of politicians, breeders, conservationists, scientists, and NGOs riding on the decision. “No Trade”. Now, just four months on, the South African Dept. of Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa formally announces intention to delist S.A’s Eastern Black Rhino, ostensibly to open up a legal trade in horn. Today’s round-table discussion is right on the crosshairs of our history: Witnessing CITES play while the clock counts down to extinction of the species in the wild. My guests Lorinda Hern, Rhino Rescue Project innovators of horn infusion; Loraine Liebenberg, Save Our Rhino the first and largest comprehensive rhino social media hub; journalist Jamie Joseph Saving the Wild on corruption, politics, power and crime impacts the legal justice system; and Damien Mander, IAPF VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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