• Short Summary

    WHILE NEWS OF A GBP500,000 A YEAR APPEAL TO SAVE THE WILDLIFE OF THE WORLD FROM "THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION" WAS ANNOUNCED IN LONDON, U.

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    WHILE NEWS OF A GBP500,000 A YEAR APPEAL TO SAVE THE WILDLIFE OF THE WORLD FROM "THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION" WAS ANNOUNCED IN LONDON, U.K., SEPT. 28, FILM RECEIVED FROM SOUTHERN RHODESIA SHOWS THE UNTIRING EFFORTS OF GAME RANGERS TO DIRECT ANIMALS TO THE SAFER REGIONS OF THE NATIONAL PARKS.

    RANGERS AND THEIR AFRICAN ASSISTANTS ROAM THE WANKIE GAME RESERVE IN LAND ROVERS IN SEARCH OF GAME. FIRST TO BE SPOTTED - A HERD OF ELAND ON THE NGAMO VLEI. WITH THE AID OF A "RHODESIA LASSO" - A BAMBOO POLE HOLDING A NOOSE OF SOFT ROPE - PROTRUDING FROM THE VEHICLE, THE "HUNT" BEGINS. AND WHEN CAUGHT THE ELAND'S NEEDLE SHARP HORNS HAVE TO BE CAREFULLY WATCHED.

    A GIRAFFE PRESENTS A DIFFERENT PROBLEM. ONCE LASSOED, A HARNESS IS ATTACHED AND WITH HALF A DOZEN HELPERS HOLDING ROPES, THE GIRAFFE IS LED AWAY TO AWAIT SPECIAL TRANSPORT. WHILE WAITING IN PENS, THE GIRAFFE IS SUPPLIED WITH FRESH LEAVES. ONCE RELEASED THE "RESCUED" ANIMALS SOON SETTLE DOWN TO THEIR NEW SURROUNDING - EVEN THE POWERFUL, HARD-TO-PLEASE RHINOCEROS.

    MEANWHILE SCIENTISTS AND NATURALISTS OF 17 COUNTRIES HAVE DECLARED A "STATE OF EMERGENCY" TO SAVE WILD LIFE. PROFESSOR J. G. BAER, SWISS PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE, SPEAKING IN LONDON, SAID THE PICTURE WAS AN APPALLING ONE. WHILE 20TH CENTURY MAN REACHED FOR THE MOON, VAST LOSSES OF ANIMAL LIFE AND THE DISAPPEARANCE OF WHOLE SPECIES WERE IMMINENT.

    THE BRITISH SECTION OF THE GBP500,000 A YEAR FUND, WAS LAUNCHED SEPT. 28, WITH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, HUSBAND OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, AS CHAIRMAN OF THE TRUSTEES. THE FIRST CONTRIBUTION TO BE ANNOUNCED WAS ONE OF GBP10,000 BY MR JACK COTTON, THE PROPERTY DEVELOPER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA821O9CR6Y7SV33IOU0XI4CXX0
    Media URN:
    VLVA821O9CR6Y7SV33IOU0XI4CXX0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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