May 21, 2010

News From Our Partners: Javan Rhino Poaching

Poaching news From via the International Rhino Foundation

May 10th Javan Rhino Killed by Poachers
Very sad news - one of the few remaining Javan rhinos in Vietnam was killed by a poacher. Prior to this death, we estimated that only 3 - 5 Javan rhinos survived in Vietnam. We know very little about this small population, and so IRF is currently funding studies to determine the sex ratio and other genetic information ...about the Javan rhinos in Vietnam to help come up with appropriate management plans for these animals.
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May 21st Poachers killed by Kaziranga Park Guard

Our partners in India have reported that last night, in an encounter in the central range of Kaziranga National Park (home to the world's largest population of Greater one-horned rhinos), four poachers were gunned down by the park guards. One .303 rifle has been recovered from the poachers.
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100% of the proceeds of ESPP's (sadly, very) limited edition print of the Javan rhinoceros by Christopher Reiger support the conservation works of the IRF.

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