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Despite much criticism and controversy, a permit to hunt an endangered black rhino was auctioned off by the Dallas Safari Club on Saturday night, with the final bid coming in at $350,000.
Donation in the Memory of Animal Conservationist Anna Merz Claremont, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Synedgen is donating a supply of its veterinary wound
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 International Union for Conservation of Nature said on Thursday that the Western Black Rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct.
South Africa, home to the worldâ€™s largest rhinoceros population, lost nearly 200 of the magnificent beasts in the first half of 2011.
32 critically endangered East African black rhinos are set to be flown from South Africa back to their habitat in Tanzaniaâ€™s Serengeti Park, and so far 5 have made it as of Friday.
A rise in poaching in Zimbabwe has raised concern among conservationists for the survival of endangered rhinos in the region.
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 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported Tuesday that Africaâ€™s northern white rhino is on the brink of extinction. Although the continentâ€™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.
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.
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...
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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