Richard Emslie is the Scientific Officer of the IUCN SSC African Rhino Specialist Group. At the IUCN meeting in February 2012 in Abu Dhabi, Richard received the Harry Messel Award for Conservation Leadership.
We would like to congratulate Richard very much indeed on this fantastic Award. He has worked tirelessly for rhino conservation, has shared his valuable expertise, information and ideas and opinions with us, is a great guy to have at a party, and, what's more, has completed the Comrades Marathon several times. And that's not part of his job description - it's just what he likes to do to help save rhinos.