87 year old Player, who died last November after a short illness, is credited with saving the white rhino from extinction in KwaZulu-Natal in the 1950s through the effective Operation Rhino campaign. He founded the Wilderness Leadership School (WLS) which for 55 years have been living their mission of "reconnecting people with nature and self".
Andries Botha shared his dream with the executive and board of the WLS and they endorse and support the project. The WLS will be the umbrella PBO for this project providing leadership and project management and will work in collaboration with other stakeholder partners to ensure that the project is brought to its final conclusion.
"We are looking for people to recognise the importance of this concept. We need to find meaningful ways of building capacity, especially among younger people, to enhance a consciousness of nature," considers Botha.