We are extremely proud and excited that the 2020 Helping Rhinos Spring Talk will focus on our collaborative Eastern Cape rhino conservation and preservation efforts to create a stronghold for this vulnerable species in our area of South Africa. The event has been rescheduled to take place on 23 July 2020 at the Royal Geographic Society in London, UK. Book your tickets via our partner Helping Rhinos.
The 2020 Helping Rhinos Spring Talk is hosted by Helping Rhinos patron Giles Clark and includes three expert guest speakers who will highlight the challenges and rewards of their work and demonstrate how science, technology and community collaboration in the Eastern Cape is leading the recovery of rhino populations in South Africa.
Dr William Fowlds (wildlife vet and acclaimed conservationist), Siseko Mayinje (anti-poaching pilot) and Lindy Sutherland (director of the Kariega Foundation) will share inspirational and informative insights into how a night of tragedy at Kariega Game Reserve on 2 March 2012, when three rhino were poached and our rhino icon Thandi survived, set the wheels in motion that has led to the Eastern Cape becoming pioneers in rhino conservation through the power of collaboration and igniting community consciousness.
2020 Helping Rhinos Spring Talk Focusses on Sustainable Ecotourism
With global awareness focused on the topic of sustainability on World Wildlife Day on 3 March, it is appropriate that our focus will be on sustainability at the Spring Talk too. Our Kariega Foundation director Lindy Sutherland advocates strongly for a sustainable ecotourism model that balances and integrates commerce, community, conservation and collaboration for the greater good and rejuvenation of our people and the protection and conservation of our natural resources and wildlife. The Kariega Foundation and Kariega Game Reserve are a great example of how this sustainable ecotourism system works.
Kariega Game Reserve and the Kariega Foundation aspire to emulate a mutually beneficial balance and harmony between commercial success and stability; community collaboration and activation; and wildlife management and conservation and create a sustainable ecotourism system that supports our people, animals and environment.
Kariega Game Reserve, through a 30 year history of dedication and passion, has built a solid commercial platform that enables the Kariega Foundation to make significant investments back into the communities and natural environment that support us to deliver a world class safari experience to guests from across the globe.
The Kariega Foundation is funded by a community and conservation levy paid by all adult guests visiting Kariega Game Reserve. These funds are invested into numerous and diverse projects inspired, led and managed by passionate and energetic people from the Kariega Foundation team and our neighbouring communities of Kenton-on-Sea, Ekuphumleni, Marselle and Klipfontein.
The Kariega Foundation is currently active in the following areas:
- Early childhood development
- Youth development through sport and dance
- Enterprise development
- Education transformation through Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Environmental education
- Domestic animal care
- Anti-poaching and wildlife protection
- Rhino protection, conservation and preservation
- Endemic and rare species research and reintroduction
- Alien and indigenous plant management.
Kariega Game Reserve, in partnership with the Kariega Foundation, stand resolute in our commitment to leave a legacy of sustainable eco-tourism and rejuvenation for our people, land and wildlife.
Book Your 2020 Helping Rhinos Spring Talk Tickets
Book your 2020 Helping Rhinos Spring Talk tickets now to learn more about how community and conservation have come together in the Eastern Cape to protect, conserve and preserve our rhino.
In addition to enjoying the guest speakers, TV personality Jonty Hearndon will lead an auction packed with stunning items, including exclusive and original pieces of art. If you chose to purchase a reception ticket you can enjoy a drinks and canapés after the talk and have the opportunity to meet the speakers and other wildlife supporting guests.
Lindy Sutherland, our passionate director of the Kariega Foundation, would love you to join her at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 23 July 2020. Starting at 18h00, it’s going to be an insightful and inspiring evening.
For more information and tickets visit: https://www.helpingrhinos.org/spring-talk-2020/.