25 Oct '11, 3pm

Sad news: Javan rhino confirmed extinct in Vietnam. But still hope for the 40+ left in Indonesia

Sad news: Javan rhino confirmed extinct in Vietnam. But still hope for the 40+ left in Indonesia

WWF and the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) confirmed the extinction of the Javan rhinoceros in Vietnam on October 25, 2011. A WWF report concludes: Poaching was likely the cause of death. The last rhino was found with a bullet in its leg and its horn removed. Ineffective protection by the park was ultimately the cause of extinction. Illegal hunting for wildlife trade continues to threaten many species in Vietnam including the tiger , Asian elephant and saola . The Javan rhinoceros was believed to be extinct from mainland Asia, but in 1988 one was hunted and lead to the discovery of a small population. In 2004, a survey conducted by WWF, Cat Tien National Park and Queen’s University in Canada revealed at least two rhinos were living in the park. The report suggests that one of the individuals was lost between then and the beginning of WWF’s survey in 2009. Hope for Ja...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2011/WWFPres...

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