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2011-11-03 00:00:00

Rhino poaching in South Africa averages more than one per day, surpassing 2010 record. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 More rhinos have been killed in South Africa in the past 10 months than were killed in all of 2010, new poaching numbers reveal. Statistics from South Africa National Parks show that 341 animals have been lost to poaching so far in 2011, compared to a record total of 333 last year. South Africaâs grim milestone comes on the heels of an announcement...

2011-09-21 14:10:00

At Least 287 Rhinos Have Been Killed in South Africa as Crisis Escalates. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 21, 2011 Rhino poaching has reached alarming proportions in southern Africa, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is calling for an end to the crisis on World Rhino Day, September 22nd. Officials in South Africa, home to the majority of the worldâs rhinos, have responded to the recent poaching crisis by increasing protection, conducting more rigorous prosecutions, and imposing...

2011-07-21 13:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a recent surge in museum heists targeting rhinoceros horn, conservation and preservation organizations warn that the illegal trafficking of art and wildlife is a threat to the public, as well as the world's natural and cultural heritage. The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Save the Rhino International, and Saving Rhinos issued the following...

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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...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhino Resource Partners LP (NYSE: RNO) ("Rhino" or the "Partnership") today is pleased to announce a cash distribution of $0.455 per common unit and subordinated unit, or $1.82 per unit on an annualized basis, which represents a 2.2% increase over its previous quarterly distribution of $0.445 per unit, or $1.78 per unit on an annualized basis. This distribution will be paid on May 13, 2011 to all unitholders of record as of the close of...

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2011-04-25 08:10:00

Not many people know that Nepal, the small nation filled with some of the world's tallest mountain peaks, has a population of wild rhinos which is now slowly increasing, AFP reports. For the first time since a civil war lead to a breakdown in the Nepali government's protection of the species, the number of known wild rhinos has increased to over 500, according to Nepali wildlife officials. Wildlife experts have spent the past month conducting a survey in which they counted 534 rhinos in...

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2011-04-08 09:27:45

A new index has been developed to help conservationists better understand how close species are to extinction.The index, developed by a team of Australian researchers from the University of Adelaide and James Cook University, is called SAFE (Species Ability to Forestall Extinction).The SAFE index builds on previous studies into the minimum population sizes needed by species to survive in the wild. It measures how close species are to their minimum viable population size."SAFE is a leap...

2011-03-01 00:01:40

With as Few as 40 Left on Earth, WWF Launches Campaign to Save One of the World's Rarest Mammals Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 27, 2011 Dramatic new video footage of two critically endangered Javan rhinos and their calves was released today by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Indonesia's National Park Authority. The footage, from a motion-activated video camera in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park, is a huge boost to efforts to save this almost extinct species that is threatened...

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2011-02-01 06:28:57

Twenty-one rhinos in South Africa have been killed so far this year despite measures adopted to halt the surge of poaching after a record number of rhinos were killed in 2010, the head of the South African National Parks said Monday. "The loss of 333 rhinos to poaching in 2010 was a devastating loss for us but we are determined that in 2011 that should not happen," parks chief David Mabunda said in a statement. Although rhinos are still being killed, Mabunda told AFP that the government's...

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2011-01-13 07:30:00

2010 was the worst year for rhinos as 333 were lost to poaching in South Africa, almost three times more than the previous year's losses, the country's parks agency said on Wednesday. Reynold Thakhuli, spokesman for the National Parks Agency, told AFP that "this has definitely been the worst year for rhino poaching -- this is the highest number ever recorded." However, anti-poaching programs were showing some promise, the agency said. Five suspected poachers were shot and killed at the...


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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