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IUCN Asian Rhino Specialist Group

The Asian Rhino Specialist Group (AsRSG) is one of the 100+ Specialist Groups in the Species Survival Commission of IUCN - The World Conservation Union. Its mission is to promote the conservation of the three endangered rhino species in Asia – the Javan, Sumatran, and Greater One-horned rhinos. The AsRSG holds regular meetings to review the... Read More »


Rhino Proposals at CITES CoP18

03 September 2019 RHINO RECAP Spirited and sometimes heated discussions wrapped up last week at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES. Representatives from nearly every country on Earth gathered in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss trade issues pertaining not... Read More »


MOURNING TAM: SABAH’S LAST MALE SUMATRAN RHINO

A statement from Susie Ellis, PhD, Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation “Tam”, a male Sumatran rhino whose estimated age was 35 years, died today in Sabah, Malaysia following a prolonged illness. Tam’s health had deteriorated in the last few months, Sabah Wildlife Department sources said. Tam passed away surrounded by the dedicated keepers and veterinary... Read More »


RHINOS AT RISK: THREE AFRICAN RHINOS POACHED EVERY DAY FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR

The International Rhino Foundation Releases 2018 State of the Rhino Report in advance of World Rhino Day on September 22 FORT WORTH, Texas – In its 2018 State of the Rhino report released one month before World Rhino Day, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) urges governments and individuals to help “Keep the Five Alive.” For... Read More »


2018 State of the Rhino

Rhinos at Risk 2018: Three African Rhinos Poached Every Day for Fifth Straight Year For five years, African rhinos have been poached at a rate of three per day. Overall, two-thirds of the world’s five rhino species could be lost in our lifetime. We urge governments and individuals to help “Keep the Five Alive.” Highlights from... Read More »


IMPLICATIONS OF OPENING DOMESTIC RHINO HORN TRADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Introduction In early February, the Government of South Africa put forth a proposal to allow domestic trade in “rhino horn, parts, products or derivatives.” Following an invitation for comment, the International Rhino Foundation, along with many international and local conservation organizations, submitted formal objections to the proposal. Yesterday, South Africa’s top court dismissed an appeal... Read More »


RHINO POACHING AT THOIRY ZOO IN FRANCE

IRF RESPONSE TO RHINO POACHING AT THOIRY ZOO IN FRANCE The international rhino poaching crisis has now reached Europe. Conservation groups across the world are saddened to hear of the tragic killing of a young male rhino at the Thoiry Zoo just outside of Paris. “Rhino poaching has historically targeted wild populations,” said Dr. Susie... Read More »


CITES CoP17 AND RHINO HORN TRADE

IRF believes that the rhino horn trade should not be legalized until there are convincing data indicating that legalization will enhance wild rhino conservation efforts.   Heated discussions in the international conservation community are percolating about the legalization of trade in rhino horn, as well as trade affecting the conservation of other wildlife and plant... Read More »


NUMBER OF RHINO POACHING DEATHS AT HIGHEST LEVEL IN TWENTY YEARS

New Report Indicates Rhino Deaths Nearly Outpacing Births A new report from international wildlife experts indicates that the confirmed number of rhinos poached in Africa has increased to 1,342 rhinos in 2015. This is the highest level since poaching began to escalate in 2008 when 262 rhinos were reported poached. These losses are the highest... Read More »


Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino Pregnant with Second Baby

Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary celebrates World Rhino Day with new hope for the species FORT WORTH, Texas — A new rhino calf will soon join five other rhinos at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park, offering new hope for the endangered species. Female rhino ‘Ratu,’ who wandered out of the rain forest... Read More »


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