When Suné January, Miss Namibia 2017, represented her country in the 66th Miss Universe pageant in November, she drew attention to the cause of rhino conservation during the National Costumes round.
Working to bring public awareness to the impact of poaching on the black rhino in Africa and other wildlife, January, 24, is an ambassador and the official patron of Intelligence Support Against Poaching, a nonprofit organization supporting Namibian authorities and poaching enforcement. She also represents the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the anti-poaching division of the Namibian Police Force.
January is visiting Cornell May 2-4 and will discuss rhino conservation in Namibia and more in a Department of Natural Resources seminar, Thursday, May 3, from 3 to 4 p.m. in 146 Stocking Hall. The seminar is open to the Cornell community.
- Daniel Aloi