Jill Hedgecock will give a presentation on rhino conservation and the birds of Southern Africa followed by a book signing for Rhino in the Room in Pleasant Hill, CA. Please come join me from 11 am to noon on 1/5/19 692 Contra Costa Blvd.
March 5, 2019 – 7:00 pmMeeting Location:Robert Livermore Community Center,
4444 East Avenue, Livermore CA 94550Some of the best bird and animal sightings from my 2015 trip to South Africa and Botswana will be shared. As amazing as Africa’s living zoo is, there is also a dark side to this country. In 2015, a new record was set for largest number of rhinos poached. This travesty is being fueled by demand for the keratinous material in the horn in the Asian market, based on the misguided belief that the horn has curative powers for everything from hangovers to impotency to cancer. Driven largely by China and Vietnam, the heaviest consumers, an ounce of rhino horn (essentially the same material as our fingernails) is considered more valuable than gold. A single rhino horn can go for a half-million dollars. There are now only two northern white rhinos left on the planet and just 5,000 of black rhino are left in the world today. I will present the myriad of solutions that are being considered to address the problem. If the current rate of poaching is not curtailed, wild rhinos could become extinct within the next few decades.
Book Trailers Part 2: Script Writing and Marketing
Become a Movie Producer: Using a Professional Book Trailer Service
California Writers Club – Mount Diablo Branch
Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant
611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Featured Speaker David Corbett The Compass of Character
Must register for the Full Meeting (https://cwcmtdiablo.org/) $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers
September 18, 2018 – Adventure Travel Writing: Bringing Readers Along on an African Safari
Book Signing to Follow
September 18, 2018
6:30 to 7:50 p.m.
1050 Neroly Rd, Oakley, CA 94561