Tuesday, October 18, 2005

NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS - Congo calls in foreign group to save rare rhinos

Reuters AlertNet has some interesting news on the race to save the last of the Northern White Rhino from extinction - "less than 10 of the animals are believed to remain in the wild."
Congo has called in a group of private conservationists to try to save its endangered northern white rhinos from poachers, including Sudanese gunmen on horseback, officials said on Tuesday.

The African Parks Foundation (APF), set up by South African conservationists and a Dutch businessman, will take over the management of Democratic Republic of Congo's Garamba National Park to try to preserve the rare rhino.