Hi – I really liked your Rhino article – here is a video link of our activation yesterday in Cape Town to bring about awareness about the plight of the rhino’s.
We also have pictures should you want.
Video Link. – http://www.vimeo.com/15191404 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OL2HpkVnRw
Write up –
CSI-Cape Town’s “Rhino Patrol” hits the streets
South Africa is in the midst of a terrestrial war over rhino horn poaching, a war that has spiked in recent years to frightening heights. This year alone, rhino deaths from poaching have jumped to 210 recorded incidents, a considerable spike from only 13 recorded incidents in 2007. This is not simply a South African problem, but affects almost every country in Southern Africa. In certain conflict zones in Central Africa, areas considered too dangerous to access, there are subspecies of rhino thought to already be extinct, due to a general lack of infrastructure and monitoring.
If we do not all work together in an effort to curb the rate of illegal trafficking related deaths, many of our domestic subspecies, such as the white and black rhino, could meet this same fate.
As passionate conservationists, African Renaissance decided to assist the WWF in bringing attention to this critical problem, by executing a CSI-style guerrilla awareness campaign to inform the public about how many rhinos have been murdered, this year alone. So to celebrate Rhino Day in South Africa, we donned white overalls, armed with stencils, chalk, latex gloves and hazard tape, and hit the streets, setting up “crime scenes” all over the city, from the Sea Point Promenade to Parliament, schools, museums, tourist attractions, local news stations and everywhere else in between. Always mindful of the authorities, we cruised around the Mother City installing these ‘rhinocide’ crime scenes where ever we could. Reactions from the public were incredibly supportive, with people from all over coming up to us with words of encouragement. If you’re around the City Bowl in the next few days, see if you can spot our rhino crime scenes.
For more information on WWF’s Rhino Month visit http://www.wwf.org.za
That video is incredible! And the idea to make crime scenes to create awareness – genius! We’d love some photos, and we’re going to publish a post about your work in a blog post today, if that’s ok? You can reply here or mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi Thank you for your article. Please note it was the Japanese embassy not the Chinese.
Hi… do you have a blogger named Widaad Jacobs who writes for you? I ask because he sent me an email asking if he could write a review on my selfcatering accommodation and I would like to see if its credible.
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