Rhinos are being slaughtered to feed a demand for rhino horn powder in southeast Asia. Now a campaign to stop the carnage is appealing to the very people who consume the powder believing it will bring them success. Power comes from yourself; luck comes from hard work, say its role models.
With a focus on green initiatives and sustainability, Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park takes its role seriously. It pays homage to the story of the famous hound and its master, whose love of the bushveld is the stuff of legends. But it also has a very modern sensibility to keep the environment as pristine and wild as possible.
US philanthropist Howard G Buffet, the elder son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has pledged nearly $24-million for a high-tech three-year initiative to fight rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park and test tactics that could be used against armed militia elsewhere in Africa.
Since 1973 the Endangered Wildlife Trust has been working to protect endangered African species from extinction. Its programmes balance humans' needs for resources against those of wild animals by sustainably conserving their habitats.