12 Nov '11, 4pm

On Wikipedia, the Western Black Rhino Moves from 'Is' to 'Was'

In tracking the erosion of the world’s diverse array of living things , a new phenomenon is emerging: the spread of the past tense on wildlife entries in Wikipedia. The latest case of a description tipping from is to was comes in the listing for the western black rhinoceros , one of four subspecies of the black rhinoceros. On the new species “red list ” issued by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, this subspecies has been declared extinct — moved from red to black . The total population of black rhinos plunged to less than 2,500 in 1993 from 70,000 or so in 1970, in a slaughter largely driven by the market for rhino horn and related products in Asia. Lately, numbers have recovered slightly, with the total now approaching 5,000 . The western subspecies, however, was not part of that slow reversal. The last assessment of this branch of the species by the con...

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A final farewell: the Western Black Rhino goes extinct via @mongabay

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Western Black Rhino Officially Declared Extinct:

Western Black Rhino Officially Declared Extinct:

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