South African born and educated. Ray Dearlove emigrated with his family to Australia in 1987. Ray’s love of wildlife started at a very young age when his family visited the Kruger National Park on an annual basis. In May 2013, Ray founded The Australian Rhino Project which was focused on establishing breeding herds of white and black rhinoceros in Australia as an insurance population for the two species which face the threat of extinction. In partnership with internationally known organisations such as Investec Australia and the Business and Veterinary Schools of the University of Sydney, this project gained serious global momentum – a daunting but extremely important and satisfying venture (and adventure). This Project is ongoing. Ray has now turned his hand to writing and he recently published the Book of Poems for the Rhino. Ray’s book is sold in South Africa, and all proceeds go towards supporting CCFA.