Photo credit: Pam Krzyza The fascinating rhino facts below are brought to you by International Rhino Foundation. Enjoy!
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is an international agreement signed by 175 governments, including one of the world’s major markets for illegal wildlife products – China. The international trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn is forbidden under CITES and, after a brief respite from poaching during the 1980s and ’90s, […]
South Africa has been hit the hardest by the Rhino poaching epidemic. Just last year over 628 rhinos have been poached for their horn. Its an average of 1.72 rhinos killed everyday….. The trend is going up and its estimated that as of January 2013 86 rhinos have already been killed…. What are people doing […]
A little organization known as Conservation Drones is shifting how Dones (unmanned aerial vehicle) which are typically used as warfare tools are now used in conservation with fantastic new uses….. Known as stealthy killing machines to take out suspected terrorists with pinpoint accuracy. But drones are also being put to more benign use in skies […]
From behind his camera, Sandesh Kadur sees the world from a very different angle. His passion for wildlife sets him apart and has earned him worldwide respect as one of the most promising photographers and documentary filmmakers of his generation. Through the use of images both still and video, Sandesh exposes the need for conservation […]
The fascinating rhino facts below are brought to you by International Rhino Foundation. Enjoy!
On Monday we brought you a story that made headlines and stirred up a lot of emotions. In case you missed it, see: “Unpleasant Surprise for Rhino Horn Consumers: Poisoned Rhino Horns“. We want to do a survey and find out what the world is thinking. So we ask you: Should rhino horns be poisoned? [polldaddy poll=3534556] […]
A Javan rhino, one of the world’s rarest large mammals, has been found shot dead with its horn chopped off in a national park in southern Vietnam, a suspected victim of poachers. A team of rangers found the rhino’s carcass April 29 inside Cat Tien National Park in Dong Nai province, said park official Bach […]
A 27-year-old man was arrested in Dhangadi as he tried to smuggle a rhino horn out of Nepal. The arrest of Gagan Lama of Kada-7, Bajhang, occurred at the Dhangadi Bus Park as Lama attempted to sneak out of the country with the rhino horn. District Forest Officer Ramesh Chand and Geta Area Forest Office […]
Kaziranga National Park, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, has had at least 55 rhinos killed there in the past 4 years; and that is only the number that is certain. In response rangers have been cracking down on suspected poachers extremely hard, and local villagers are claiming that they have been staging poaching […]
One of the most endangered species on our planet is the Rhino. These extraordinary creatures are in danger of extinction in the wild, due mostly to rampant illegal slaughter for their horns and increasingly to habitat loss. If not for conservation efforts, there would be no wild rhinos alive today. There are five species of […]