Episode Ten:

Conserving Rhinos in South Africa with Lynne MacTavish

Earthwatch researcher Lynne MacTavish has dedicated her life to conserving rhinos. As operations manager for a private reserve in South Africa, Lynne is on the frontlines of the fight to protect this species and has witnessed the horrors of poaching first hand. On this episode of the Earthwatch Podcast, the next in our series highlighting amazing women in science, Lynne shares the plight rhinos face and some of the solutions they’re exploring to save this charismatic species. To learn more about this research, visit the project’s website: Conserving Endangered Rhinos in South Africa. (The music in this trailer is by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.)


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