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Ian Cedric Audley Player
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Deceased 30-11-2014 (87 years old)
Ian Player was a Substitute Game Ranger of 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.
Ian Player committed his life to conservation and, in particular, to the preservation of the rhino.
"Phuzamoya Farm", Karkloof, Lions River District
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Social Development and Community Services
Academia, Education and Training
Environment and Conservation
Awarded in 2004
Honorary Doctor of Laws
Awarded in 1984
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy
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