The loss of a population, especially of a mega-vertebrate like a rhino
Tourists may end up not seeing the black rhino
Folly Farm's Kifaru Reserve raises money for the Rhino
Dog Squad appeal by Save the Rhino
, with money raised helping to train dogs and dog handlers as they protect rhinos
by tracking the scent of rhinos
, their horns, guns and ammunition, with dogs also being trained to attack poachers.
may add additional production capacity in Central Appalachia for this year if it can obtain coal sales at prices that justify the capital expansion dollars required to boost production.
In 1977, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora officially banned rhino
horn trade around the globe.
According to official figures, the number of rhinos
killed annually in South Africa, which is home to around 75 percent of the continent's rhino
population, has increased by a dismaying 9,000 percent since 2007--from 13 animals poached that year to a record 1,215 in 2014.
Despite erroneous claims of its medicinal value, rhino
horn which is made of keratin, the same material that forms human fingernails has no unique or particularly effective medicinal properties that can be scientifically attributed to the substance.
Chester Zoo is one of just a handful of institutions in the world that is working with conservation organisations in Africa - including Save the Rhino
International and the International Rhino
Foundation - to ensure the long-term survival of rhinos
in the wild.
According to Udoto, preliminary observations show that the rhino
was "Temple" as identified by the Maasai Mara management.
There are three main reasons why rhinos
are under threat: the illegal wildlife trade in rhino
horn, habitat loss as rhino
homes are cleared to produce rice and coffee, and political conflict.
Aside from the monitoring patrols, efforts are underway to expand the Javan rhino
's habitat through the Javan Rhino
Study Conservation Area.
It cost $75,000 to treat Lion's Den, a rhino
with a similar but less severe injury, and Thandi, a rhino
whose horns were hacked off in 2012, recovered and gave birth in January, according to Saving the Survivors.