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“Saving the Last Rhinos” COMPETITION CLOSED

Posted By Angela Watkins / December 10, 2019 / 4 Comments


WIN:  A copy of Saving the Last Rhinos,
the remarkable story of Grant Fowlds,
a conservationist who has dedicated his life
to saving the last rhinos


Saving the last Rhinos


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A copy of  “Saving the last Rhinos
– The life of a frontline Conservationist” 


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Saving the last rhinos


Endangered means we still have time,
but extinction is forever
– Grant Fowlds


The remarkable story of Grant Fowlds, a conservationist who has dedicated his life to saving the last rhinos, vividly told with the help of Graham Spence, co-author of the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer.

What would drive a man to ‘smuggle’ rhino horn back into Africa at great risk to himself? This is just one of the situations Grant Fowlds has put himself in as part of his ongoing fight against poaching, in order to prove a link between southern Africa and the illicit, lucrative trade in rhino horn in Vietnam.

Shavings of rhino horn are sold as a snake-oil ‘cure’ for colds or impotence, but a rhino’s horn has no magical, medicinal properties. It is for this that rhinoceroses are being killed at an escalating rate that puts the survival of the species in jeopardy. This corrupt, illegal war on wildlife has brought an iconic animal to the brink of extinction.

Growing up on a farm in the eastern Cape of South Africa, Grant developed a deep love of nature, turning his back on hunting to focus on saving wildlife of all kinds and the environment that sustains both them and us. He is a passionate conservationist who puts himself on the front line of protecting rhinos in the wild – right now, against armed poachers; but in the longer term, too, through his work with schoolchildren, communities and policymakers.

In 2016 the number of rhinos poached in South Africa stood at 1054 (Department of Environmental Affairs).

In 2017, 529 rhinos had been slaughtered by 24th July. In the last nine years, over 6100 rhinos have been poached in South Africa leaving fewer than 19000 white, and 2000 black rhinos in the country.

The situation is critical.


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  • Jason
    December 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    A magnificent animal. Everything in one’s power is needed to protect them.

    • Marilynh
      December 12, 2019 at 7:49 am

      Hi Jason – absolutely agree. And this is a really amazing read! YEI

  • mattie coetzee
    December 14, 2019 at 11:47 am

    We must all stand together to save all our animals because we are their voices

  • Ginny du Toit
    December 22, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I am appalled by what is happening to our wildlife, especially our rhinos. We all need to be aware and well read on the subject in order to understand it.

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