27 Apr '11, 5am

Despite incidents of poaching, Nepal’s rhino population is on the rise, reports @mongabay

(04/11/2011) Using genetic data and re-assessing physical evidence, scientists write that they have uncovered a new species of rhino, long considered by biologists as merely a subspecies. Researchers write in an open access PLoS ONE paper published last year that evidence has shown the northern white rhino is in fact a distinct species from the more commonly known—and far more common—southern white rhino. If the scientific community accepts the paper's argument it could impact northern white rhino conservation, as the species would overnight become the world's most endangered rhino species with likely less than ten surviving. Video: camera trap proves world's rarest rhino is breeding (02/28/2011) There may only be 40 left in the world, but intimate footage of Javan rhino mothers and calves have been captured by video-camera trap in Ujung Kulon National Park, the last stand...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0427-hance_rhinos_nepal.html

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