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United Nations’ launch of Award for Anti-Rhino poaching

04 September 2015

Media is invited to a Press Conference to launch the Champions of the Earth Award by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Department of Environmental Affairs.

The Champions of the Earth Award is the United Nations highest environmental honour that recognises outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science, entrepreneurship, and civil society action. The Award, which is organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), seeks to distinguish men and women whose actions and leadership have made a positive impact on the environment.

When:Monday, 7th September, 2015
Where: Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria
Time:  09:00


Ms. Cecila Njenga. Head, UNEP Office in South Africa  
Ms Felicia Mogakane – Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit
Ms Colet Inah Ngobeni- Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit
Department of Environmental Affairs

Media contacts and to arrange interviews:

Maureen Nkandu (UN Information Centre)
Cell:  + 27 82 313 0051
Tel:: +27 12 3548504
E - mail:

Ms Roopa Singh (Director: External Communication – Department of Environmental Affairs)
Tel: +27 12 399 9971
E -

Eleanor Momberg (Rhino Communications Manager - Department of Environmental Affairs)
Tel: + 27 12 399 9948
Cell: +27 83 400 5741
E - mail: