Persson has been traveling around Africa for years. Again and again he captured the continent’s impressive wildlife with spectacular shots. The Swede has already published a book with his animal photographs to raise money for endangered species. But now came the less classic idea for animal welfare. Especially in Kenya, the illegal rhino hunt has no end. The reason for this is the constant increase in the market for animal horns. In Asia in particular, many continue to demand that products be used in traditional medicine. One gram can bring in more than $ 130 on the black market, which means that with the whole horn of just one rhino, hunters and their supporters can earn up to $ 300,000 in profits.
Nails for a good cause
But keratin, which appears in the horns, also has in human nails. Persson had the idea of collecting nails and making some sort of alternative medicine. Instead, he bought nails from customers outside a shopping mall in Stockholm. First of all, of course, the action should also raise awareness of what is happening in countries like China or Vietnam, and what impact it has on nature.
A key trigger for his engagement was when Persson photographed the last two living female white rhinos in Kenya. Only science could save the species after the last male specimen had recently died in Sudan. Other types of rhinos are also in acute danger of extinction.
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