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Ian Player

Ian Cedric Audley Player

Founder of World Wilderness Congress


Born 15-03-1927

Ian Player is a Substitute Game Ranger pf Lake St Lucia, South Africa and led 'Operation Rhino' -- an initiative to save the white rhinoceros from extinction -- and thus developed techniques used widely today for saving other endangered species. He also founded Umzinduzi/Umgeni Canoe Marathon 1950 and World Wilderness Congress.


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"Phuzamoya Farm", Karkloof, Lions River District


Educational history

Secondary

St Johns College, Johannesburg South, South Africa

Tertiary

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Awarded in 1984

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy

Rhodes University

Awarded in 2004

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Achievements

Awards

Achiever of the Year - Conservation | Simonsvlei Awards

Spirit of Africa Award | Game Rangers Association of Africa

Golden Eagle Award | St John's School

SAB Lifetime Achievement Award | South African Breweries

Bruno Schubert Award - | German Lifetime Award for Conservation

Distinguished Wilderness Resource Lecturer | University of Idaho

Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy | University of Natal

Decoration for Meritorious Service (highest civilian award in SA)

Paul Harris Fellow | Rotary International

Order of the Golden Ark | Prince Bernhard

Gold Medal for Conservation | San Diego Zool Society

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Open Africa

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Team Africa

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