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There is a Rhino Murderer in Town

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  • There is a Rhino Murderer in Town
  • As part of a public awareness raising activation on the issue of rhino poaching in South Africa I shot these photographs in Summer 2010 for African Renaissance Productions, in Cape Town. The photos were published by WWF South Africa, BBC World Online and News24 (South Africa).
     
    As passionate conservationists, African Renaissance decided to assist the WWF in bringing attention to this critical problem, by executing a CSI-style guerrilla awareness campaign to inform the public about how many rhinos have been murdered, this year alone. So to celebrate Rhino Day in South Africa, we donned white overalls, armed with stencils, chalk, latex gloves  and hazard tape, and hit the streets, setting up crime scenes all over the city, from the Sea Point Promenade to Parliament, schools, museums, tourist attractions, local news stations and everywhere else in between.  Always mindful of the authorities, we cruised around the Mother City installing these rhinocide crime scenes where ever we could. Reactions from the public were incredibly supportive, with people from all over coming up to us with words of encouragement. If youre around the City Bowl in the next few days, see if you can spot our rhino crime scenes in the following areas: