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Despite Criticism, Dallas Safari Club Auctions Rhino Hunting Permit
2014-01-13 12:42:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite much criticism and controversy, a permit to hunt an endangered black rhinoceros was auctioned off by the Dallas Safari Club on Saturday night, with the final bid coming in at $350,000. The auction, first announced in October, has drawn international fire from conservation groups, critics and others. “There’s no question in my mind that the negative publicity dissuaded some people from bidding,” Richard Cheatham, volunteer...

2013-08-06 23:27:16

Donation in the Memory of Animal Conservationist Anna Merz Claremont, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Synedgen is donating a supply of its veterinary wound rinse product Synoplex®, designed to treat infected, chronic and non-infected wounds in elephants and rhinoceros, to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The donation is in honor of the late Anna Merz, a world champion of black rhinoceroses and animal conservation, who helped start Lewa in response to the poaching and slaughter of...

Scientists Want To Legalize Rhino Horn Trade To Protect Species From Extinction
2013-03-01 10:23:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international group of leading environmental scientists are advocating a legal trade in rhino horn as a last ditch effort to save the animals from extinction. The scientists argue that the current global ban on rhino products has failed to protect the animals as death rates among the world's remaining black and white rhinos are soaring. This increased death rate is due to illegal poaching to supply the insatiable demand for these...

Western Black Rhino of Africa Declared Extinct
2011-11-10 12:26:45

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said on Thursday that the Western Black Rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct. The group said the Northern White Rhino of central Africa is also now "possibly extinct" in the wild and the Javan Rhino is "probably extinct" in Vietnam. "A lack of political support and willpower for conservation efforts in many rhino habitats, international organized crime groups targeting rhinos and increasing illegal demand for...

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2011-07-04 08:00:00

South Africa, home to the world's largest rhinoceros population, lost nearly 200 of the magnificent beasts in the first half of 2011, according to the World Wildlife Fund International (WWF). At the current pace of poaching, the number of rhinos slaughtered this year may exceed the record 333 killed last year, the group said in a statement. Rhinos in Kruger National Park remain to be the hardest hit. The world famous safari destination has lost 126 rhinos to poaching this year and 146 in...

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2010-05-23 07:55:00

32 critically endangered East African black rhinos are set to be flown from South Africa back to their habitat in Tanzania's Serengeti Park, and so far 5 have made it as of Friday. The rhinos had been bred from a group that was rescued from the Serengeti in the 1960s and relocated to South Africa to prevent extinction of the species by poachers. Widespread poaching in the Serengeti in the 60s and 70s saw the population of the black rhinos in Tanzania dwindle from over 1,000 to just 70....

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2009-04-17 14:22:20

A rise in poaching in Zimbabwe has raised concern among conservationists for the survival of endangered rhinos in the region. Raoul du Toit, head of southern Zimbabwe's Lowveld Rhino Trust, told the Associated Press that the rhinos are sought after by gangs who sell their horns to be used for traditional medicine in Asia and ceremonial dagger handles in the Middle East. Established in 1991 under the provision of the World Wildlife Fund, the Lowveld Rhino Trust (LRT) has worked to increase the...

2009-04-16 14:51:00

Poachers' Greed Undermining Economic Recovery YULEE, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading rhino conservation experts, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and Save the Rhino, today called the rhino poaching situation in Zimbabwe "an immediate crisis with long-term consequences" and called for concerted action by the Zimbabwe government and international agencies to tackle endangered species poaching and illegal trade in wildlife products. The groups said continued inaction...

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2008-06-18 14:00:00

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported Tuesday that Africa's northern white rhino is on the brink of extinction. Although the continent's total number rhinos has reached record levels in recent years, the northern white sub-species is now confined only to the remote, lawless region of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Garamba National Park.   The number of northern white rhinos has now dwindled from just 30 in April 2003 to merely four...

2007-08-21 12:13:48

Former President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, spent six days in Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa. He was there to announce a critically needed subsidy to improve malaria treatment in the country. On his last day in Tanzania, President Clinton became one of 360,000 visitors annually to explore the World Famous Ngorongoro Crater. Often called 'Africa's Eden' and the '8th Natural Wonder of the World,' this collapsed volcano (a "caldera") is...


Latest Black Rhinoceros Reference Libraries

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2007-10-22 15:00:13

The Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), also known as the Great One-horned Rhinoceros, is a large mammal found in Nepal and in Assam, India. The rhino once inhabited areas from Pakistan to Burma and may have even roamed in China. But because of human influence their range has shrunk and now they only exist in small populations in northeastern India and Nepal. These rhinos live in tall grasslands and wetland forests, but due to habitat loss they have been forced into more cultivated...

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2005-06-14 10:04:26

The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is a mammal of the Perissodactyla order which lives in the eastern areas of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The black rhinoceros is on the endangered species list due to excessive poaching for their horns, which are mostly used in dagger handles as a symbol of wealth in many countries. Contrary to popular opinion, only small amounts of the horns are consumed as an aphrodisiac. An adult black rhinoceros...

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