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Happy rhino news: no rhinos poached in Nepal last year via @mongabay

Happy rhino news: no rhinos poached in Nepal last year via @mongabay

South Africa hits record poaching of rhinos—again (11/03/2011) Two months before the end of the year, the number of rhinos killed for their horns in South Africa has surpassed last year's breaking record, reports conservation organizations WWF and TRAFFIC. So far, 341 rhinos have been lost to poaching this year; while last year saw a total record of 333. The news follows last week's announcement that the Vietnamese rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus), a subspecies of the Javan rhino, has gone extinct—the last individual killed by a poachers' bullet. Rhinos are killed for their horns which are used in traditional Chinese medicine, even though numerous studies have shown there is no medicinal benefit to consuming rhino horn. Camera traps snap 35 Javan rhinos, including calves (01/04/2012) Camera traps have successfully taken photos of 35 Javan rhinos (Rhinoceros sondaic...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0110-hance_rhinos_nepal.html

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