Friday, August 06, 2004

NEWS - 50% Of Northern White Rhinos Slaughtered in Last 14 Months

Sad to report this depressing news from this Environmental
News Network article


The BBC is also reporting the same news.

Africa's Last Northern White Rhinos Decimated by Poaching Crisis in Garamba World Heritage Site: 50% Slaughtered in Last 14 Months
An intensive aerial survey of the Park, carried out 7-11 July
this year... counted a minimum population of only 17-22
animals
, despite the birth of four calves in 2004. This represents
a loss of between 14-19 rhinos in just 14 months; over half
of the world's wild northern white rhinos have been lost in just over a year.