Project African Rhino gets thumbs up in top photo comp

ACPF21 Rhino farming

Rhino ‘farming’ in South Africa

We’re now at the half way point of our project to raise awareness about the poaching crisis and its ramifications, so it was brilliant news to hear that a portfolio of images taken for the project was shortlisted in the 2013 Melvita Nature Images Awards, www.natureimagesawards.com, a prestigious wildlife photography competition run by leading French nature magazine Terre Sauvage and the international conservation body, the IUCN.

The series of 12 images, three of which are shown here, did not win an overall prize, but another series of our images on elephant conservation did win one of the competition’s top accolades – a special bursary of 4,000 Euros to cover a future conservation photography assignment for the IUCN.

Northern white rhino with armed guard

Northern white rhino with armed guard

The winning pictures, including shortlisted entries, went on show in an exhibition in Paris linked to the contest which will help further spread the message about the rhinos’ plight as well as highlighting other key wildlife issues.

We still have a lot of work ahead keeping the rhino issue in the spotlight as well as beginning preparations for our second book on African rhinos which we hope to get out before the culmination of this campaign. We’ll keep you posted on our progress.

Dehorned white rhinos

Dehorned white rhinos

We’ve managed to reach 141 countries so far via this blog which is encouraging. We hope you’ll continue to follow our project in the months ahead and give us your comments and feedback or simply get in touch about your own rhino campaigns or conservation work. 2014 is going to be a critical year for the rhinos of Africa. Keep in touch…

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One Comment on “Project African Rhino gets thumbs up in top photo comp”

  1. Rhino Girl January 4, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    Congratulations! Can never have enough attention for our rhinos!

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