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Tuesday, October 4 • 12:40pm - 1:00pm
Combating Wildlife Crime | Rhino Recovery Fund
The Rhino Recovery Fund (RRF) launched in mid-2020 to protect rhinos from wildlife crime and restore their landscapes, while also improving the health of rhino populations and benefiting local people. Rhinos once roamed Africa and Asia in abundant numbers, but the illegal horn trade and rampant habitat loss have caused their populations to shrink dramatically. The RRF funds projects that aim to stop rhino poaching, curb the demand for their horns, and both protect and restore their natural habitats. Through the joint efforts of conservationists and local communities, rhinos can reclaim their lands and recover their numbers. In its first few months, the RRF has already supported nine projects in six countries and disbursed over $908,000 for rhino recovery.

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Dr. Markus Hofmeyr

Director, Rhino Recovery Fund
Dr. Markus Hofmeyr graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Pretoria in 1994. He worked as an exotic animal vet until 1995, when he joined the North West Parks and Tourism Board as a field ecologist for Madikwe Game Reserve. From there, he went to Kruger National Park in... Read More →
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Mark Gerrard

Managing Director, Wildlife ACT
Mark is the Managing Director of Wildlife ACT Fund Trust and the elected Chair of the IUCN South African National Committee. Mark has focused his efforts on fostering the inclusion of local communities into the conservation sector and exploring sustainable funding mechanisms for conservation... Read More →
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Zama Ncube

Community Conservation Manager, Wildlife ACT
Zama Ncube grew up next to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, the oldest park in Africa. He started his conservation career working for an Anti-Poaching Unit in Phinda Private Game Reserve, and from there, his love for being in the field and his knowledge of the bush and wildlife led him to... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2022 12:40pm - 1:00pm PDT
Blue Stage (Virtual)