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World Rhino Day

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World Rhino Day is on September 22 and celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan Rhinos. 

Ways To Help Save & Protect Rhinos

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Make a $10 donation to the International Rhino Foundation by simply texting the word “RHINO” to 501501 in the U.S. #TextToDonate.

 

 

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Choose to adopt any of the five Rhinos at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

 

 

 

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Stop Wildlife Crime: Sign this petition

 

 

 

 

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According to National Geographic, South Africa is home to 83 percent of the roughly 26,000 rhinos left in Africa and sees the most intense poaching on the continent, with most of it happening in Kruger National Park. In 2013, a record 1,004 rhinos were killed in South Africa, a hundredfold increase since 2006, when just 10 were killed. Already this year, the country has seen 769 rhinos killed for their horns.

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Zimbabwean Security Forces – Poaching? – Really?

In a news conference today, the leader of a U.N. program to protect endangered species charged Zimbabwean security forces of being involved in the poaching of elephants and rhinoceros.   In the last 2 years, the rhinoceros population has decreased so dramatically that it is now on the verge of extinction in Zimbabwe.


Mark Davis, DVM travels to Zimbabwe to assist in the translocation of endangered black rhinos.  He is a technical advisor for the IRF (International Rhino Foundation). Click on the play button to watch the “Horror and Hope” of the Black Rhino.





WWF has reported recently that the demand in Asia for the rhinoceros horn for medical use has spearheaded the poaching in Africa and Asia to an all time high.


Dr Susan Lieberman of WWF describes the severity of the situation by saying that:


“This is the worst rhino poaching we have seen in many years and it is critical for governments to stand up and take action to stop this deadly threat to rhinos worldwide. It is time to crack down on organized criminal elements responsible for this trade, and to vastly increase assistance to range countries in their enforcement efforts.”