The Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre

Dr Ian Player at the launch of the Centre

Dr Ian Player at the launch of the Centre

Shamwari Game Reserve proudly opened ‘The Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre’ in June 2012, due to the rhino devastation that South Africa is presently facing.

The Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre, initially only open for Shamwari guests, can be found at the Shamwari offices and has been created as a place of information and education for guests to educate and inform themselves about rhinos and the frightening growing epidemic of rhino poaching in South Africa.

It has also been created to complement the Born Free Foundation and Rehabilitation Centre at Shamwari Game Reserve. Guests will have the opportunity to visit The Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre as an added educational experience during their stay.

The Wilderness Foundation has created 9 unique rhino displays, designed for the purpose of educating guests on rhino conservation and the poaching issues facing South Africa and South Africans. Each display has a powerful message along with photographs, statistics and general facts to emphasise the effect poaching has on conservation, the country, tourism and indeed future generations.

In the near future Shamwari will expand The Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre to include a comprehensive paleontological section.

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