With World Rhino Day just around the corner, young conservationists-in-the-making from around the globe have been gathering in Durban, South Africa this week for a very special event: the World Youth Rhino Summit. And as official sponsor and media partner, we've also been gearing up for the occasion.

This first-of-its-kind event is being held in South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, a place of great significance for rhino conservation: it was here that the white rhino was brought back from the brink of extinction during the last century.

More than 140 conservation leaders (aged 15-17) from over 20 countries around the world will be looking to find workable solutions to prevent rhinos from going extinct, and to stop wildlife crime.

Top conservationists and activists, including Dr Paula Kahumbu, explorer Kingsley Holgate and many others, will be there to help guide the youngsters, and share their own experiences.

We'll be keeping you up to date here, as well as on the Earth Touch social channels over the coming days, as we bring you the latest developments from the summit. As media partner we'll also be filming panel discussions, events and interviews with delegates, and sharing them with you and the world's media.

Our team has been feverishly putting the final touches to various video segments that will be screened at the summit as well as on the public video channels. Supported by many conservation experts, leaders and celebrities around the world, we'll share these with you and the summit delegates from Sunday's opening ceremony.

Wyrs Edit
Wrapping up the edit.
Wyrs Mix
Finalising music licenses and mixing some epic tracks.
Wyrs Gear
Bundles of gear for two cameramen. As with any Earth Touch project, our crews like to travel efficiently with only the absolute essentials (you get to see if that memory stick was really worth the extra weight!).

You can find more updates on the World Youth Rhino Summit website.

Top header image: H20 Alchemist, Flickr