THE PRINCE OF WALES TO ATTEND UNITED FOR WILDLIFE’S SCREENING OF RHINO MAN
Tuesday 13th June 2023
The Prince of Wales will attend a private screening of RHINO MAN, hosted by United for Wildlife, at The Cinema in Battersea Power Station.
The Duchess of Edinburgh will also be present.
Directed by John Jurko II, the documentary, which marks the tragic murder of Anton Mzimba at the hands of wildlife traffickers, follows the training of the next generation of South African wildlife rangers and the crucial role they play in protecting rhinos from poachers and wildlife criminals.
The illegal trade of rhino horn continues to be a prominent part of the international illegal wildlife trade, which is now worth up to $20 billion annually. United for Wildlife was founded by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in 2014 to disrupt this transnational organised crime and make it impossible for traffickers to transport, finance, or profit from illegal wildlife products.
The United for Wildlife network facilitates the sharing of intelligence and information internationally between governments, law enforcement agencies and private sector organisations – especially in the transport and finance sectors – as well as supporting rangers and front-line conservation organisations. In the six years since creating its international transport and financial taskforces, the United for Wildlife network has contributed to nearly 500 law enforcement cases, over 300 arrests, over 200 seizures of wildlife products and has trained over 100,000 people.
Anton’s legacy, celebrated through the documentary, also highlights the dangers faced by wildlife rangers across Africa and around the world. Prince William marked the death of Anton in 2022 as the incident highlighted the threats faced by wildlife rangers on the ground fighting against organised criminal organisations.
Ahead of the documentary screening, His Royal Highness will meet those featured in the documentary, including Ruben and Marianne De Kock, Orlat Ndlovu, a wildlife ranger from the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, and Director and Producer John Jurko II.