This information comes from the "Magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum, Summer 2009


Of the five species of rhinoceros in the world all are endangered, primarily because they have been hunted for horn, and also because of habitat destruction.

Rhino horn has been used in a wide variety of products for treating fevers and convulsions in traditional Chinese medicine, for ornaments like cups and figurines, and in the Gulf States, particularly Yemen, for handles of the most expensive daggers, which are still carved from rhino horn.

The quantity of rhino horns entering the illegal trade has increased significantly since 2000, indicating ongoing market demand and organized trade routes to the Middle and Far East.

The continued threats of poaching to satisfy the high illegal demand for horn. Successful protection depends on significant state effort and expenditure, and if these were to decline, especially in South
africa, rampant poaching could once again seriously threaten the rhinos' survival.




Robert Bateman
Original Post
Thank you Inda.

I cannot understand why humans still want to hunt down the poor animals for their horns. Don't we have enough clutter in the world without creating more?
When will humans feel compassion for other beings, including humans.
It makes me very sad to hear how many animals are becoming endangered or extinct.

Sincerely,
Gisele
Thank you for the sad post Inda.

When will humans stop hunting down the poor animals for their horns and other unnecessary reasons? Like Gisele, I feel that we have enough trinkets and unnecessary objects in our posession. So many species are on the brink of extinction, and so many are on the endangered list. How very sad!!

Love,
Vicky 2Hearts
Thank you for posting this information Inda.

You can learn more on the internet about this upsetting topic.

Reasons for Endangerment
Most of the time, rhinos sleep under trees. Now, they are to the point of extinction, because people are wiping out the trees on the savannahs. The rhinos are also being killed by some members of the cat family such as tigers and cheetahs. Pollution such as toxic waste and pesticide are on the grass, and when the rhinos eat grass, they die. The population is declining because of humans. Now, we must make up for it and try to help these animals live to see a brighter day.

Restoration Actions
As the rhinos are being hurt, some people are caring for these beautiful animals. A program in South Africa has made it illegal to hunt and kill the White rhinos. Some researchers are studying rhinos to see how humans can increase the population of these rhinos. Now, there are about 11,000 rhinos left in the wild.

http://neyture.info/teachered/...als/rhino/rhino.html
quote:
Originally posted by dear Gisele:
Thank you Inda.

I cannot understand why humans still want to hunt down the poor animals for their horns. Don't we have enough clutter in the world without creating more?
When will humans feel compassion for other beings, including humans.
It makes me very sad to hear how many animals are becoming endangered or extinct.

Sincerely,
Gisele

I have to agree!
Us Too!


Why can't we get along on earth?

That is so sad.

By 1970, rhino numbers dropped to 70,000, and today, as few as 29,000 rhinos remain in the wild. Very few rhinos survive outside national parks and reserves due to persistent poaching and habitat loss over many decades. Three species of rhino—black, Javan, and Sumatran—are critically endangered.

https://www.google.com/search?...p%3A%2F%2Fwww.Givnol

While there's no exact number, experts believe that only 27,000 to 30,000 rhinos are still alive today. “Two species are African: the black rhino, with 5,500 animals left, and the white rhino, with [around] 18,000 animals left,” says Emma Pereira, Communications Manager at Save the Rhino International.

https://www.google.com/search?...p%3A%2F%2Fwww.Givnol

Last male northern white rhino's death highlights 'huge extinction crisis'

The tragic death of Sudan the rhino should act as a warning of the need to act to prevent mass extinctions around the world, say conservationists

https://www.theguardian.com/en...ge-extinction-crisis

 

Add Reply

Likes (0)
Post
Content may be subject to copyright. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use
"..for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.."

If you wish to contact us or join, Please go to our E-Learning site and fill out the contact us form!

Follow Givnology on Twitter

books
Submit Site - Web Site Promotion Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free! Search Engine Submission and Internet Marketing Search Engine Submission & Optimization
Submitshop LAUNCH FREE and FAST Search Engine SubmissionLiving Well Blogs - Blog Catalog Blog Directory

Google
WWW Givnology

×
×
×
×