08 Jul '11, 5pm

Rhino poaching on record pace ~ ~ #wildlife #conservation #biodiversity #extinction

Eating rhino horn sends woman to hospital (06/30/2011) A Vietnamese woman ended up in the hospital after consuming rhino horn, reports savingrhinos.org. Used for a rash around her mouth, the rhino horn instead caused a serious allergic reaction, including reddening skin, itching, and fever. Listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), rhino horn is illegal to purchase or sell worldwide. How do we save the Sumatran rhino? (06/06/2011) Some conservation challenges are more daunting than others. For example, how do you save a species that has been whittled down to just a couple hundred individuals; still faces threats such as deforestation, poaching and trapping; is notoriously difficult to breed in captivity; and is losing precious time because surviving animals are so few and far-apart that simply finding one anot...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0708-rhino_poaching_2011.html

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