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The Rhino Conservation Awards.

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Dr Larry Hansen, Chairman and CEO of Hasselblad the Swedish camera manufacturer and Ms Xiaoyang Yu,  Founding Partner of China New Enterprise Investment , a China focused growth capital fund are pleased to announce the founding of a "Rhino Conservation Award".    This project is in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa and The Game Rangers Association of Africa.

The goal of the Rhino Conservation Award is to create awareness and recognise exceptional individuals  and organisations for their efforts in preventing the poaching of rhinos and drive a reduction of demand in regions where poached Rhino horn is destined.  The award will be presented at a gala ceremony in Pretoria on 29th November and will be attended by Dr Hansen and Ms Yu, as well as top officials of the DEA and representatives from various rhino conservation bodies.

Recipients of The Rhino Conservation Awards, which is being project managed by the Game Rangers Association of Africa, cover different categories with the aim of recognizing the wide range of people who work against rhino poaching.  These categories cover Rangers in the field; the judiciary; Media; NGOS and technology.



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