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It has been our great honor to work with conservation leaders, endangered species specialists, and anti-wildlife traffickers around the globe. The rhino’s is a complicated, majestic, and tragic story, and we have done our best to provide a global audience with an unvarnished look at the forces in play in the rhino’s continued existence.


Many of the individuals listed below stand on polar opposite sides of wildlife trade and sustainable use issues. In no way does their appearing together in our film represent an endorsement of the others’ views. Each, however, is working to protect endangered species populations and many, literally, place their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect rhinos and other endangered species from poaching and trafficking.

That being said, we’d like to thank the following individuals for sharing their expertise with us and for helping us to get the message out that rhinos are in desperate trouble and WE MUST NOT LET THEM GO EXTINCT.

  • Ted Reilly, Founder, Swaziland Big Game Parks, UNEP Laureate
  • Mick Reilly, Swaziland BGP, IUCN African Rhino Specialist Group
  • Dame Dr. Jane Goodall, Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute
  • Dame Dr. Daphne Sheldrick, Founder, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Quyen Vu, Founder, Education for Nature Vietnam (and to the entire ENV staff – working tirelessly to fight wildlife crime in Vietnam.)
  • Dr. Patrick Bergin, CEO, African Wildlife Foundation
  • Wayne Pacelle, CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, CEO, Panthera
  • Dr. Paula Kahumbu, CEO, Wildlife Direct, Kenya
  • Jochen Zeitz, Founder, The Zeitz Foundation, Co-Founder, The B-Team
  • Dr. Hamish Currie, Co-Founder, Back to Africa, South Africa
  • Rhishja Cota-Larson, Founder, Annamiticus and Saving Rhinos
  • Ofir Drori, Founder, The Last Great Ape Foundation, Cameroon
  • Ben Janse Van Rensburg, Global Enforcement Support, CITES
  • Major General Johan Jooste, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Kobus de Wet, Lead Investigator CSI, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Neels van Wyk, Section Ranger, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Kumal Jung Kunmar, Chief Warden, Chitwan National Park, Nepal
  • George Mbata, Senior Ranger, Swaziland Big Game Parks
  • Grant Roodt, Senior Ranger, Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa (and to all the rangers around the world who risk their lives everyday protecting their country’s natural heritage.)
  • Crawford Allen, Director, North America, TRAFFIC
  • Dr. William Schaedla, (former) Director, Southeast Asia, TRAFFIC
  • Dr. Leonardo Simao, Executive Director, Chissano Foundation, Mozambique
  • Dr. Susie Ellis, Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation
  • Dr. Carlos Drews, Global Species Program Director, World Wildlife Fund
  • Dr. Bibhab Talukdar, Chair, IUCN Asian Rhino Specialist Group
  • Dr. Martin Mulama, Chief Conservation Officer, Ol Pejeta, Kenya
  • Dr. Kamal Gairhe, Chief Wildlife Veterinarian, DNPWC, Nepal
  • Dr. Teresa Telecky, Director of Wildlife, Humane Society International
  • Dr. Cindy Harper, Co-Founder, the RhODIS project, South Africa
  • Will Travers, President, Born Free Foundation & Species Survival Network
  • Raoul du Toit, Founder, Lowvelt Rhino Trust, Zimbabwe
  • Lisa Hywood, Founder, The Tikki Hywood Trust, Zimbabwe
  • Shawn Heinrichs, Multimedia Ninja, Blue Sphere Media & Wild Aid
  • Angelo Villagomez, Global Shark Conservation, Pew Charitable Trust
  • Gary Stokes, Director for Southeast Asia, Sea Shepherd
  • Julian Rademeyer, Journalist, Killing for Profit, South Africa
  • John Hume, Private Rhino Owner, South Africa
  • Dawie Roodt, Chief Economist, Efficient Group, South Africa
  • Randy Rieches, Curator of Mammals, San Diego Zoo Global
  • Jonnie Capiro, Zookeeper, San Diego Safari Park
  • Brian Aucone, V.P. of Animal Care, Denver Zoo
  • David Johnson, Zookeeper, Denver Zoo

And to so many others, our deepest thanks, including to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for your outstanding work in the most remote corners of the world. And to the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Programme.

 

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