Kenya has just shown the most significant demonstration against poaching ever burning $172 million worth of illicit wildlife goods. "The tusks alone -- from about 8,000 elephants -- would be worth more than $105 million on the black market. The rhino horn, from 343 animals, would be worth more than $67 million" || some insight on cnn. http://cnn.it/1XZIUyw It's about educating and ending the demand. The horns are made up of Keratin, the same substance as human fingernails and hair. No medicinal value at all. Human greed for a wealthy status symbol. @ausrhinoproject
Just days ago we had news of a Rhino found bleeding with her horn taken off close by our area and this was when the reality of it all really sunk in. The awesome men and women of the anti poaching unit allowed us to go with them to find the injured Rhino and her distressed calf to assess the animal and figure out what happened. After sedating them, we were able to see that there wasn't a gun shot wound or dart from a poacher so the great news was the animal had damaged the horn herself. Quickly the team got in and helped clean up the wound to keep it clear of infection. They both came round and ran off back to grazing in the bush which was a special moment. With the way the horn had come off, it will eventually grow back itself :) Glad this was the case. Knowing they are safe for now is great, but it may not last long. These creatures are INCREDIBLE up close and personal!!! @ausrhinoproject @kirstinscholtz
I'm truly honoured to be here in South Africa with the Australian Rhino Project. @ausrhinoproject | Three Rhinos are poached every single day in South Africa purely for their horns, unfortunately leading them on the path to extinction within the near future. Meeting these young orphaned Rhinos, whose mothers were so cruelly taken from them at the hands of poachers, was incredibly moving and has inspired my proud support to establish an insurance population of Rhinos in Australia. Learn more and show your support AustralianRhinoProject.org pic: @kirstinscholtz
I've signed this printed @swillpics image and its up for auction tonight at Rainbow Bay Surf Club among other epic signed surfing prints to help raise money for a good cause. 6:30pm, and great live music playing too!
It was really cool to surf with the @juraki_surf indigenous kids to open the event a few days ago. My team mate Jarrah Bill and I won the heat! Impressive styles and surfing from all the groms! The @wsl #RoxyPro is on today, tune in!! @roxy
Congrats to @leroybelletphoto for winning the @nikonaustralia Photo of the year at the Surfing Australia awards last night! I was on the panel of judges and I thought this image was just incredible. No better view than in the tube!! #Nikon @surfingaus
I'm truly honoured to sit alongside @torahbright as the face of a new collaboration between two iconic and influential brands. @courreges has such a renowned, chic style and to have that vision alongside @roxy authentic performance wear has given life to this stunning collection.The passion founding both of these brands respectively, has contributed to changing the perception of women and enhancing their natural beauty, extending far beyond fashion and into our wonderful, active lifestyle. #ROXYxCOURREGES #ROXY #ANDRESCOURREGES #surf #snow #ParisLaunch #tanlines
I look like total cheezewiz next to Lemmy in this pic but anyways thanks to @thisismc for taking me to a #Motrhead gig a few years back, I'll never forget it! Rest in Paradise #Lemmy you legend. Thank you!
Make sure you check out the new @whitehorsesmag in stores now! It's full of stories on the world's most wonderful female surfers. Thank you kindly for the cover too @roxy @dhdsurf @nikonaustralia @weetbixau @creaturesofleisure
Congratulations World Champ @rissmoore10 !!!!! the most beautiful surfing...and the magical Honolua put on a show again! Well done @courtneyconlogue you should be very proud of your performance this year too. #MAITAIs @wsl
Thinking about this time last year|| No flower crowns or dreamy Honolua for me this year but I'm excited to sit back and watch @rissmoore10 and @courtneyconlogue do their thang! Good luck girls!! @wsl #TargetMauiPro pic: @ryanheywood || tag below who you think will win?!
Nice morning @sunriseon7 studio to launch the @weetbixau kids TRYathlon series for 2016! Physical inactivity in young children continues to be a big problem so a little inspiration and encouragement goes a long way. Let's help get these kids moving! Places fill up quick so make sure you register at try.weetbix.com.au and you might just run into one of the TRY Heros at an event! @tim_cahill @brettlee_58 @aussiekidstry