Tell Me More: Can Rhinos Survive Mankind?

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Tell Me More is a Tufts University podcast featuring brief conversations with the thinkers, artists, makers, and shapers of our world. Listen and learn something new every episode. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.On average, we lose three rhinos every day to poaching. At this rate, rhinos in the wild may become extinct within a decade. In this episode, Matt Lindenberg, founder and executive director of the Global Conservation Corps, talks about what’s driving rhino poaching, the value of rangers—the unsung heroes of conservation—and the unique approach that Lindenberg’s organization is taking to curb the crisis.

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Global Conservation Corps website, Facebook, Instagram
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HOST: Welcome to Tell Me More, a new podcast series featuring distinguished visitors to Tufts University who will share their ideas, discuss their work, and shed light on important topics of the day.
In this episode, Matt Lindenberg, founder and executive director of the Global Conservation Corps, visits with Tufts University’s Allen Rutberg, director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
On average, we lose three rhinos each day to poaching—a rate that has increased exponentially since 2008. At this rate, rhinos very well may be extinct within the wild during our lifetimes. During this conversation, Lindenberg offers the drivers behind rhino poaching, the value of rangers—the unsung heroes of conservation—and the unique approach that Lindenberg’s organization is taking to curb the crisis. Let’s listen in.
ALLEN RUTBERG:  Welcome to Tufts, Matt. So, to start off, globally what is the conservation picture for rhinos?
MATT LINDENBERG: First off, thank you so much for having me on this podcast. It’s fantastic to be here, Allen. So, back to your question, the global situation that rhinos find themselves …

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