Future Rangers Students Embark on their First Safari for World Wildlife Day 2022
This month, we celebrated World Wildlife Day in partnership with the Southern African Wildlife College, Coq en Pate, and Garmont to send learners from our Future Rangers Program on a safari experience to see the iconic African Wildlife for the first time. They were excited to meet one of our ‘Careers in Conservation’ stars, Precious Malapane, and learned about the possible careers they could venture into within the conservation space. They then met Ashwell Glasson, SAWC Registrar and highly experienced field guide who led them on a game drive in a ‘Big 5’ area, bordering the Kruger National Park.
Official RHINO MAN Poster Unveiled
We are beyond excited to share with you our official poster for RHINO MAN the movie. This has taken months to bring to life and we are forever grateful for the beautiful people who have worked to make it happen. The poster features the film’s hero, ranger Anton Mzimba, surrounded by black rhinos and a stunning collage of flora, with the subtitle, “Would You Risk Your Life To Save A Species?”
A huge thank you goes out to the incomparable artist Marcel van Luit, who put his heart and soul into designing the artwork at the core of this poster. His enchanting image is sure to grab anyone within eyesight of the poster, drawing them deep into the story. Please follow Marcel and his amazing work at marcelvanluit.com.
Another big thank you goes out to the photographer Emma Gatland, who took this fantastic photo of Anton, who is at the center of the poster. Follow Emma and her amazing wildlife photography at www.emmagatland.com.
Keep an eye out in the coming months. Eventually, we’ll share with you how you can get your own copy of the poster and support the release of the film.
The Rhino Man Podcast
The last month of The Rhino Man Podcast has been a busy one. Host John Jurko had deep dive conversations with both Anton Mzimba and Ruben De Kock, lead characters in our film RHINO MAN. Their conversation covered multiple topics, including the importance of rangers, ranger training, rhino conservation, their friend Martin Mthembu, and how they got to where they are.
John also had great conversations with wildlife veterinarian Dr. Johan Marais, on what it’s like to save the survivors of poaching incidents, and with investigative journalist Jacqueline Cochrane, on transnational organized crime and the rhino poaching crisis.
Hours of conservation stories to connect you with the people and work on the ground. Make sure to subscribe, rate, share, and review on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
“Voices of Nature” Podcast: Behind the Scenes with the RHINO MAN Cast and Crew
To further celebrate the completion and upcoming release of RHINO MAN the movie, GCC Board Advisor and “Voices of Nature” host Bob Ludke sat down with the filmmakers and lead characters to discuss the 6 year filmmaking process. During this conversation, the panel discusses some of the trials and tribulations of the filmmaking process, and focuses on Anton and Ruben’s stories and why rangers are so important to maintaining biodiversity in these protected areas. Anton also does a great job describing why and how reserves need to engage and work with surrounding communities to make sure they can benefit from the resources within.
“GCC Ground Team Update from Mbhoni Mzamani
In this episode, we turn our conversation about nature on its head from previous episodes. As always, we will explore what humans can – and must – do for nature. But we also will discuss what nature can do for us as human beings and how a closer relationship with nature makes us better people, better leaders, and better stewards of precious resources for future generations. Our guest Greta Matos lives in the south of Chile and is the Co-Founder and Director of Vision and Impact at CuraKuda.