Ian Player, South African conservationist who worked to save the rhino, dies at 87

By Matt Schudel, December 7, 2014

Ian Player, a South African conservationist credited with bringing the white rhinoceros back from the threat of extinction and who was an early promoter of environmental awareness, including the idea of eco-tourism, died Nov. 30 at his home in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. He was 87.

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