IUCN Species of the Day: Black Rhinoceros

  Photo credit: Daryl & Sharna Balfour   The Black Rhino, Diceros bicornis, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. Once found throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, over 98% are now protected in state, Continue Reading

One of World’s Last Javan Rhinos Murdered by Poachers in Vietnam

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 Continue Reading

SA Opposition Party Wants Action Against Rhino Poaching

South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party last week urged President Jacob Zuma’s government to pressure Zimbabwe and other neighbouring countries to act to curb exports of poached rhino horns. DA water and environmental spokesman Gareth Morgan said: “South Continue Reading