3/15/1927 - 11/30/2014
Remembering the life, death and legacy of environmentalist Ian Player
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African conservationist Ian Player, the brother of golfer Gary Player and a key figure in building the region's rhino population from a perilously small number half a century ago, has died.
The 87-year-old conservationist was surrounded by family when he died Sunday at his home "after a short illness," said the Wilderness Foundation, a conservation group that he founded.
Rhinos, which are under severe threat from poachers today, also faced a crisis in the...