Back to Africa

Eye Pro’s president, Brenda Fishbaugh returns to Africa — read her article featured in the May 2015 issue of IST magazine.

5.15 BF africa rhino photoThis was my sixth time in Africa and third trip in five years to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, one of the leading organizations working to save rhinos from poaching. Rhinos are being killed for their horn, which is used in traditional Asian medicines because it is mistakenly believed to have healing properties.Located in central Kenya, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is working to protect rhinos by providing a safe sanctuary for them and providing the food sources they prefer.Elephants and rare Grevy’s zebra also are protected by armed guards and patrolling airplanes and radio collars. This huge effort is funded in several ways, with the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) “Bowling for Rhinos” fundraiser providing substantial support, as well as money raised through tourism and donations.

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