Tag Archive for rhinos

Rhino horn demand drives poaching to record high levels


Demand for rhino horn drives poaching to highest level yet. RHINO POACHING in South Africa has reached a record high despite huge state-sponsored efforts to stamp out the illegal activity over the past 12 months. The WWF [World Wildlife Federation] said the spike in poaching in Africa and south Asia was largely due to increased…

Javan rhino extinct in Vietnam from poaching


BBC News – Javan rhino ‘now extinct in Vietnam’. The WWF and the International Rhino Foundation said the country’s last Javan rhino was probably killed by poachers, as its horn had been cut off. Experts said the news was not a surprise, as only one sighting had been recorded in Vietnam since 2008. Fewer than…