Wildlife Conservation

September 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

Rhinos are an amazing group of mammals that have existed on Earth for over 40 million years!  There are 5 rhino species worldwide; the white and black rhinos of Africa and the Indian one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos of Asia.  Over 500,000 rhinos used to roam these two continents but after extensive poaching and habitat loss there numbers took a drastic decline by 95%.  Today 4/5 rhino species are critically endangered and poaching is an extreme threat.  We must do our part to conserve these great creatures; to protect their habitat (which in turn protects many other species) and to stop the cruel and horrific practice of rhino poaching for their horns.  Rhinos are charismatic creatures and an absolute pleasure to observe.  They have more than earned their right to exist in peace for another 40 million years.

Please help in whatever way you can and I will be donating a large portion of any website sales from now until January 1 toward rhino, elephant, African wild dog and big cat conservation.   

Show your support this October 4th for the worldwide march for rhinos and elephants in hundreds of cities across the globe.

Current rhino statistics: white rhino         20,000

                                          black rhino           5,000

                                          Indian rhino          3,300

                                          Sumatran rhino        100

                                          Javan rhino                40


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