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Rhinos Road to Recovery

Helping Rhinos

Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

Rhinos Road to Recovery

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
VIP Ticket   more info Apr 4, 2019 £80.00 £5.87
Reception Ticket   more info Apr 4, 2019 £35.00 £2.90
Talk Only Ticket   more info Apr 4, 2019 £18.00 £1.78

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How do rhinos and other mega herbivores impact our environment and biodiversity? What is involved, both physically and emotionally when you are responsible for looking after the last two northern white rhinos? What promise do you make to the last male of a species?

To find out, join our inspirational guest speakers on 4th April 2019 to explore the critical factors that can successfully sustain viable rhino populations in their natural habitat this year and beyond.

By joining us, you will be helping raise much needed funds to implement ground breaking technology at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. This new technology will help provide state of the art security for Ol Pejeta’s black rhino population, the largest in East Africa, and increase protected areas.

Hear TV wildlife presenter, scientist and conservationist, PATRICK ARYEE as he shares his fascinating insights into the vital role rhinos and other mega-herbivores play in creating and maintaining a healthy eco-system across Africa. Patrick will also discuss the important role we all have to play in conserving the rhinoceros.

Ol Pejeta ranger and northern white rhino carer JAMES MWENDA is a living demonstration of local community involvement in wildlife conservation. In his first visit to the UK, James will share his unique knowledge, the highs and lows of looking after the last northern white rhinos left in the world, and explain the promise he made to Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, when he died in early 2018.

Hosted by the 'voice of cycling', Phil Liggett, and including a stunning auction with TV's Jonty Hearnden, Helping Rhinos and Ol Pejeta Conservancy hope you will join them at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Thursday 4th April from 18:00 for an evening not to be missed.

Choose from three ticket types:

The full VIP package at £80. You will enjoy the following great benefits:

  • Complimentary pre- and post- talk drinks & canapé reception from 6pm
  • Meet and chat to the speakers and other VIP guests
  • Reserved Seating
  • Exclusive VIP area
  • Special event goody bag

Reception tickets include complimentary drinks and canapés from 6pm before the talk starts at 7pm and continue after the event. Reception tickets cost just £35.

Talk only tickets at £18 per ticket if you just want to turn up and head straight into the auditorium for 7pm when the talk starts.

Stay tuned for details of the online and on-the-night auction where the items up for grabs will be listed here from 8th March. Get ready to bid on your favourite with all proceeds going towards rhino conservation at our project partner Ol Pejeta, home to the last two Northern White Rhinos and the largest population of black rhinos in East Africa.

We very much hope you will join us in London on 4th April for and find out what’s in store for ‘Rhinos’ Road to Recovery’


Meet our Speakers:



Biologist and self-confessed thrill seeker, PATRICK has always had a fascination with animals and how the world around us works. His guiding force is to always keep us the audience at the centre of his experiences of the wild. Through his eyes, he’s taken many us around the globe, to experience daringly close animal encounters, from the comfort of our homes.

His latest series ‘Big Beasts: Last of the Giants’, sees Patrick face to face with the biggest animals on Earth. From being stalked by Komodo dragons, free-diving with sperm whales and even coming face-to-face with a grizzly bear; Patrick uncovers why size really matters in nature, and why it’s so important to now more than ever, preserve their natural habitats.

Patrick is thrilled to join us at ‘Rhinos Road to Recovery’ where he’ll share his tales from the wild. Ultimately, he wants to highlight the important role that mega-herbivores, including rhinos, play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem and how that goes on to impact all of our lives, wherever in the world we may be.




JAMES is a young man who made his way to Ol Pejeta Conservancy out of an abiding love for animals and a concern for their welfare. Throughout his childhood, James helped provide for his family by working the nearby teafields and by hauling foreign tourists gear up Mount Kenya as a porter.

James is the youngest member of Ol Pejeta’s rhino unit tasked with providing round-the-clock care and protection for the last two northern whites rhinos that survive in the world today, Najin and Fatu, James was very close to Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, before his death in March 2018.

Guests at ‘Rhinos Road to Recovery’ will hear how this loveably naive idealist become a seasoned leader within the Ol Pejeta rhino unit and how he made a promise to Sudan, or Buddy as James affectionately refers to him, that he would tell his story around the world. A story of being the last male northern white rhino on our planet and how even after death, this great rhino will continue to inspire a global population.



18:00 - 21:30

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The Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
SW7 2AR London
United Kingdom

Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Helping Rhinos

UK registered charity working with Ol Pejeta Conservancy to lead conservation and education initiatives that will ensure the long terms survival of rhio and other endangered wildlife in their natural habitat.

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