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Legal Trade In Horn Would Improve Protection Of The Rhino

Legal Trade In Horn Would Improve Protection Of The Rhino

Provided by University of Helsinki The extinction in the wild of the southern white rhino population could be prevented by letting local communities take responsibility of the animals and giving them permission to harvest horns in a controlled...

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2014-06-16 08:25:48

NEW ORLEANS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Audubon Zoo recently welcomed an addition to its animal collection and it's a big one: Bonnie, a 15-year-old Southern White Rhino weighing in at more than two tons. She joins Audubon Zoo's lone male rhino, Saba, and two other females, Yvonne and Macite, age 51, the world's oldest rhino in captivity. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-05-01 23:14:59

The cast kids from the movie Blended have teamed-up with the American Association of Zoo Keepers to raise money for rhino conservation. Burbank, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The kids from Adam Sandler (Grown Ups, The Wedding Singer) and Drew Barrymore’s (50 First Dates, Grey Gardens) upcoming movie Blended have teamed up with The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers to support the sixth annual “Bowling For Rhinos” event. Kyle Red Silverstein (Lift, Grey’s...

Savannah Ecosystems Threatened By Poaching
2014-02-12 20:00:11

Swedish Research Council White rhinoceros may be extinct in twenty years with the current poaching rates. The loss of this megaherbivore is in itself a tragedy, but it may also have tremendous effects on the ecosystems they now live in. The white rhino (Ceratotherium simum), and other megaherbivores, are key drivers of ecosystem functioning because they´re not controlled by predation. A new study by Joris Cromsigt and Mariska te Beest, published in Journal of Ecology, highlights the...

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...

Black Rhino Extinct
2013-11-08 10:27:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The western black rhino is now officially extinct, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The world's largest conservation network had considered the rhino, last seen in 2006, "critically endangered" up until it made the official declaration earlier this week. "Given the wildlife poaching taking place, lack of political will and conservation effort by Cameroon conservation authorities in the past, and...

Hunting Black Rhinos To Save Them
2013-10-28 11:16:09

[ Watch the Video: Dallas Safari Club To Auction Black Rhino Hunt ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Black rhinos are widely considered an endangered species, and according to the World Wildlife Fund, there are only about 4,800 left alive in the African wild. Now, a safari hunting group out of Texas is auctioning off a permit to kill one in Namibia, with the proceeds from the auction ironically going toward saving the endangered animals. "First and foremost, this is...

Fossil Tandem Horned Rhino Link To Unicorn Rhino
2013-06-21 12:14:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thought to be the source of inspiration for unicorn paintings on prehistoric cave walls, the extinct genus of the Elasmotherium rhinoceros has always puzzled scientists, mostly because of a gap in the fossil record. According to a new report from paleontologists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, a recently discovered skull of a Sinotherium lagrelii, a so-called tandem-horned rhino, has filled that gap....

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...


Latest Rhinoceroses Reference Libraries

Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

Northern White Rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum cottoni
2014-04-11 12:13:58

The northern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), also known as the northern square-lipped rhinoceros, is a subspecies of the white rhinoceros that was once found in a large range in South and East Africa. Now there are only a few remaining individuals that reside in conservancies, in zoos, or possibly in the wild, although this cannot be confirmed. The last known wild population of this species, consisting of four individuals, resided in Garamba National Park in Democratic...

Sumatran Serow, Capricornis sumatraensis
2012-09-03 07:26:40

The Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) is a goat-antelope that is also known as the southern serow. It can be found on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia and in Thai-Malay Peninsula. It prefers a habitat within native primary or secondary forests near mountains. It is thought that this species holds seasonal ranges. It feeds during the morning and evenings, resting under overhanging rocks during the rest of the day. The Sumatran serow appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation...

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2007-10-22 15:07:47

The Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), is the smallest of the rhino species. It also has the most fur of any other rhinos, which allows it to thrive at very high altitudes in Borneo and Sumatra. The Sumatran Rhinoceros once inhabited a continuous distribution as far north as Myanmar and eastern India; however poaching has made it extinct in Thailand and Vietnam, while it has not been seen in Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar for many years. Due to habitat loss and poaching, its numbers...

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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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