Saturday, 20 September 2014

Nail Biting Stuff

Exeter Uni Lecturer Sarah Rose with a poster from Nail Biting Reality
I was very fortunate to be invited to speak at Exeter Universities Grand Challenges week this year to talk about African wildlife conservation as well as sit in on a few of the student group workshops. One group were looking at the huge Rhino poaching issue and examined the problem from a new angle.
Rhino horn is used in Chinese Traditional Medicine, yet it is just keratin the same as human finger nails. So their project was to promote the use of human finger nail clippings instead of Rhino horn, as seen in the pic above. They call their project Nail Biting Reality, which you can follow on social media. It's a great take on creating an anti poaching campaign and one we support.

Written by Will Fox
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