rhinos

To Save Slow-Breeding Giants, Biologists Recommend New Method for Defining Endangered Species

To Save Slow-Breeding Giants, Biologists Recommend New Method for Defining Endangered Species

When it comes to saving some of the planet’s largest animals, a group of researchers says that old methods of conservation just won’t cut it anymore. Typically, conservationists use a methodology called population viability analysis (PVA), a species-specific risk assessment that considers when a particular population will go extinct given certain perimeters. A new study […]

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    12 Black Rhinos Dead in Kenyan Sanctuary Disasters

    12 Black Rhinos Dead in Kenyan Sanctuary Disasters

    Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) reported Tuesday that poachers killed a 12-year-old male black rhino in Lake Nakuru National Park. The death follows a series of disasters surrounding the critically endangered animals in Kenya’s national parks. Ten out of 11 black rhinos have died in recent weeks following a botched relocation attempt from Nairobi and Nakuru […]

    Black Rhinos Return to Chad 50 Years After Being Wiped Out

    Black Rhinos Return to Chad 50 Years After Being Wiped Out

    The black rhino will return to the Central African nation of Chad after five decades of poaching drove the species to local extinction. Six black rhinos were airlifted Thursday from South Africa to Zakouma National Park in Chad, a journey of more than 3,000 miles. According to the WWF, black rhino numbers dramatically dropped 98 […]

    World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

    World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

    The world’s last male northern white rhino has died, leaving only two females left to save the subspecies from extinction, the wildlife conservancy taking care of him announced Tuesday. The 45-year-old rhinoceros, named Sudan, was euthanized Monday at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was being treated for age-related complications that led to degenerative […]

    5 Environmental Catastrophes in the Trump Budget (and Who to Call to Stop Them)

    5 Environmental Catastrophes in the Trump Budget (and Who to Call to Stop Them)

    By AnaChristina Arana President Trump has released his 2019 budget proposal, and when it comes to environmental policy, it’s full of bad ideas. The proposal he sent to Congress on Feb. 12 threatens our health, safety and economic future through major cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), essential environmental programs and our judicial […]

    It’s Time for a More Realistic Approach to Conservation

    It’s Time for a More Realistic Approach to Conservation

    By Rajesh Rajaselvam The tropics are home to the greatest diversity of plants and animals on Earth. Yet many of these hotspots are in war zones that disregard the rules of democracy and nurture an indefinite influence of corruption. During the 10 years I’ve worked in tropical countries, I have seen the human toll on […]

    World-Renowned Ivory and Rhino Horn Investigator Killed in Kenya

    World-Renowned Ivory and Rhino Horn Investigator Killed in Kenya

    The conservation world is mourning the loss of renowned rhino horn and elephant ivory trade investigator Esmond Bradley Martin, who was found dead Sunday at his home in Nairobi‚ Kenya. The 75-year-old U.S. citizen had a stab wound in the neck. His wife, Chryssee Martin, reported the death. Kenyan Interior Ministry spokesman Mwneda Njoka told […]

    The Curious Case of the Phantom Hippo Teeth

    The Curious Case of the Phantom Hippo Teeth

    By Laura G. Shields Think of the illegal wildlife trade, and elephant tusks and rhino horns come to mind. But another of the world’s largest land mammals is slipping under the radar: the common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) may be at greater risk than previously believed, according to a new analysis of the international trade in […]