Don't Let Me Go

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The Manchester Museum

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Manchester Museum host a night dedicated to the conservation of endangered species of Rhinos

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Rhinos once roamed throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, and were known to early Europeans who depicted them in cave paintings. Within historical times, they were still widespread across Africa's savannas and Asia's tropical forests.

Today, very few rhinos survive outside protected areas, and all five species are threatened, primarily by poaching. This poses a major threat to the survival of all rhino species, particularly Africa's endangered black rhino and Asia's critically endangered Javan and Sumatran rhinos. Due to the current escalating poaching crisis, rhinos are facing extinction in the wild in just 10 years. Already the critically endangered black rhino population has been hard hit with less than 5,000 remaining in the wild. There are around 20,000 Southern White Rhinos remaining, but the Northern White has been wiped out in the wild with only two of the species remaining.

Our special evening event will be dedicated to raising awareness of these incredible creatures, and those studying and helping conserving them provides hope for the future.

6pm. Welcome - by Andrew Gray

6 - 7pm. Professor Susanne Shultz, Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Biology at the University of Manchester and Dr Martin Jones, Principal Lecturer in Ecology, Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University.

7 - 8.30pm. Lightening Talks and by Manchester PhD students and open public debates.

Speakers include Daryl Lott, Franziska Elsner Gearing, Sarah Scott, Joana Borges.

• Rare Museum artefacts on display: incredible 100 year old Javan Rhino skull - skull belongs to one of the most endangered species in the world today - less than 70 remain!

• African beetles to butterflies from Manchester Museum’s world renown Entomology collection presented by the Curator Dmitri Logunov

• Rare African Plants from Manchester Museum’s Entomology collection presented by the Curator Rachel Webster

White Rhino research conservation (Caroline Bettridge - MMU)

Black Rhino research conservation (Brad Cain - MMU)

International Rhino Foundation

Helping Rhinos.org (Emma Edwards)

Rhino 911 (Daryl Lott) https://vimeo.com/354260307

7.30 - 9pm. Kizomba - Abigail Wylie (dance presentation, music and dancing)

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The Manchester Museum

Oxford Rd

Manchester

M13 9PL

United Kingdom

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