Saving rhinos: An inspiring series of short videos
Rhinos, the prehistoric horned pachyderms are now one of the most endangered species in the world. This is no thanks to humans – their number one threat - who predominantly hunt them for their high-value horn, despite this being made of keratin; a natural protein available in so many other forms.
Safeguarding the ever-diminishing rhino population is a constant battle many worldwide are trying to combat on a daily basis. A variety of techniques are needed; from anti-poaching units and veterinarians to education and fundraising so as to raise the level of awareness necessary for the protection and longevity of the species.
In order to portray the importance of rhino preservation, award-winning conservation and wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert are creating a series of film clips - “What it takes to save a rhino” – via their new, inspiring Instagram account.
Translocation, is a “very well researched and practiced method” which has saved rhinos from extinction before and will hopefully be the best method of preserving them again. However, this is a costly and challenging task which involves a number of qualified individuals with both the passion and skills needed to succeed.