24 Dec '11, 4pm

'Christmas miracle' for endangered rhinos via @mongabay

'Christmas miracle' for endangered rhinos via @mongabay

Malaysia must take action to avoid extinction of its last rhinos (11/05/2011) Malaysia must take immediate action to prevent the extinction of the handful of rhinos that survive on the island of Borneo, says a coalition of environmental groups. Vietnamese rhino goes extinct (10/25/2011) In 2009 poachers shot and killed the world's last Vietnamese rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus), a subspecies of the Javan rhino, confirms a report from International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Vietnamese rhino was the last Javan rhino to survive on the Asian mainland and the second subspecies to vanish, following the extinction of the Indian Javan rhino (rhinoceros sondaicus inermis). The Javan rhino is the world's most imperiled rhino species with now only around 50 individuals surviving in a single park on its namesake island in Indone...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1224-rhino_translocation.html

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