25 Oct '11, 6pm

Last of Rare #Javan #Rhinoceros Species in #Vietnam Killed By Poachers.

Last of Rare #Javan #Rhinoceros Species in #Vietnam Killed By Poachers.

Today there is sad news of yet another species brought to the edge of extinction by humans. The last Javan rhinoceros in Vietnam has reportedly been killed by poachers. The extremely rare species has now been declared extinct in the country, according to CNN . Although conservationists have tried to save the species in the region, the fight has now ended with this rhino that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) believes was killed by poachers hunting for horns. In parts of Asia, rhinoceros horns are believed to aid in traditional treatment of diseases including cancer and typhoid. A WWF press release states that poaching was the cause of death for the rhino, who was “found with a bullet in its leg and its horn removed,” and that extinction has been caused ultimately by “ineffective protection” by the Cat Tien National Park that the rhinos inhabited. WWF Asian species expert Dr. B...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/10/25/last-of-rare-rhinocero...

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The Javan rhinoceros, an endangered species, no longer exists in Vietnam : poachers killed the last one and took its horn,...

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