On Tuesday 12 February, longtime volunteer Dermot delivered yet another school talk. Dermot has been educating children in his hometown, London, about conservation and the plight of the rhino. This time, back in South Africa, Dermot spoke to the Junior Prep boys at The Ridge School in Johannesburg.

Education is a critical component of combatting wildlife crime and is one of the best methods of raising awareness in our communities. Dermot spoke to the boys from Grades 0 through to 3 and was pleasantly surprised at just how knowledgeable and engaged the pupils were. They even managed to teach him a thing or two about rhinos that he did not know! Indeed, the pupils were a credit to their school and country.

Topics covered during the talk included:

  • What do we mean by conservation
  • Why is conservation so important
  • The five species of rhino found across the world
  • What is happening to our rhino
  • How the children can help
  • Taking care of one another and the planet

Veterans for Wildlife aims to protect, educate and empower. As such, talks such as these form a crucial component of our strategy to make a difference to our world and to help protect threatened species such as the rhino.

Any schools or organisations interested in hosting a Veterans for Wildlife volunteer talk, free of charge, can contact us today!