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Saving The Rhino Panel Discussion

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10 August, 2018 06:30 PM - 10 August, 2018 08:30 PM 2018-08-10 18:30:00 2018-08-10 20:30:00 Europe/London Saving The Rhino Panel Discussion 8 South Audley Street,London,W1K 1HF

8 South Audley Street,London,W1K 1HF

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Saving the Rhinos - A Campaign for Conservation of Wild-life Population from Extinction.

Rhinos have been an integral part of the natural world for tens of millions of years, and human kind is causing dramatic declines in just a few decades.

Recently the shocking news of the death of the last Northern white male rhino, the saving the species from extinction has become an urgent and serious issue. Conservationists recently announced that the Black Rhino in Western Africa has become extinct and the White Rhino in Central Africa is currently teetering on the brink of extinction. Rhino is now an endangered species, Saving the Rhinos world over and especially in Assam has become an urgent issue and can no longer be ignored or undermined.

In the North East of India, there is a need for protection of forests and conservation of endangered species, like one horned rhino, Asian elephant and tiger. With the increase in Indian rhino poaching and killings, large scale destruction of wildlife, international community needs a program of conservation of one horned rhino, Asian elephant and tiger which are increasingly becoming endangered species.

Speakers:

Rita Payne President Emeritus, Commonwealth Journalists Association freelance journalist and media advise

Amit Roy is one of the most experienced journalists to have covered the Asian community and writes an influential column in Eastern Eye. He has also worked as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, The Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph.

Syed Zarir Hussain, Chief Managing Editor, News Live, the largest satellite TV News Channel in India’s northeast. Post Graduate in Radio and Television Journalism, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom.

Richard Blurton, is head of the South Asian section in the Department of Asia, British Museum. He has curatorial charge of the late medieval, early modern and modern collections from both South and South East Asia.

Vijay Mehta, a renowned author and global activist for peace, development and human rights, is Co-Founder and Chair of Uniting for Peace.