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Peter Knights
Peter Knights was formerly a program director working on illegal wildlife trade with Global Survival Network and a senior investigator for the Environmental Investigation Agency. He specialized in conducting global on-site investigations and campaigned against the trade in wild birds for pets and the consumption of endangered species in traditional Chinese medicine, such as bear gallbladder, rhino horn and tiger bone. In 1996 while working across Asia, he created the Active Conservation Awareness Program, the first international program aimed at reducing demand for endangered species products. The program used sophisticated advertising techniques, donated airtime, and celebrity spokespeople with the message, “When the buying stops, the killing can, too”. He received an Associate Laureate of the Rolex Award for Enterprise for this work. Peter holds a B. Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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Africa's Rhinos face Poaching Crisis

(9) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 8:45 PM

Experts in rhino conservation met last week in Nairobi, convened by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), in response to a rhino poaching epidemic gripping South Africa and Zimbabwe, which reached a record high in 2011 -- poaching in South Africa alone leapt up 33 percent...

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