CONSERVATION MASTERCLASS + VIRTUAL LIVE EXPERIENCE
MANTIS IMPACT EXPERIENCES
DATE: Thursday, 28 January
TIME: 14:00 - 15:30 (GMT)
Ticket Price: Donations
All proceeds raised from this class will go towards Shannon Elizabeth Foundation for Rhino conservation.
You will receive:
- 90-minute masterclass led by actress Shannon Elizabeth
- Live virtual experience of darting Munu, a blind black rhino, to perform a medical check and remove its horn to protect it from poachers
- Live auction for 3 amazing prizes donated by the Mantis Impact Experience Team
- Registration can be transferred to another individual if you wish to gift a class to friends or colleagues.
Join us for an immersive virtual conservation workshop where you’ll join Shannon Elizabeth and our team for a procedure on Munu the Rhino. Munu is a rare type of Black Rhino who was blinded during territorial fights with other rhinos and his chances of making it out in the wild looked slim. The fighting left him with both his retinas detached. Arrangements were made for his relocation to Founders Lodge where he is now homed in a secure and spacious sanctuary. The time has come for Munu’s horn to be removed, as it poses a very real risk to his safety because of its value on the black market and the spike in poaching during the current pandemic. Rest assured that the procedure will not be painful for Munu, as rhino horn is made of keratin – the same stuff as our hair and nails. Munu is part of a bigger conservation breeding plan to increase the numbers of this rare subspecies for release into the wild. The funds raised from this masterclass will go towards caring for Munu, administered by the Shannon Elizabeth Foundation.
What you’ll learn and experience:
- The importance of preserving biodiversity
- What rhino conservation means for all wildlife
- Why every rhino matters
- What is entailed in a rhino veterinary procedure – as explained and demonstrated by veterinarian Keith Ross
- How we are using AI – Artificial Intelligence – as a tool to fight rhino poaching – presented by Brett Barlow, wildlife security expert
- The conservation story of Munu’s home at Founders Lodge – presented by Adrian Gardiner, conservationist and founder of the Mantis Collection hospitality group
- How lessons from wildlife conservation can be applied to business and leadership – presented by Paul Gardiner, EcoVenturer and CEO of the Mantis Collection