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Rhino poached to extinction in Vietnam: WWF

A critically endangered species of rhino has been poached to extinction in Vietnam, wildlife groups said Tuesday after the country's last Javan rhino was found dead with its horn hacked off.

dateOct 25, 2011 in Ecology
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Organized crime is wiping out wildlife

A paper by noted WCS conservationist Elizabeth Bennett says that an immense, increasingly sophisticated illegal trade in wildlife parts conducted by organized crime, coupled with antiquated enforcement methods, ...

dateJul 27, 2011 in Ecology
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Nepal's rhino numbers 'recovering' after war

The number of rhinos living wild in Nepal has risen above 500 for the first time since a civil war that led to rampant poaching of the endangered animals, the government said Sunday.

dateApr 24, 2011 in Ecology
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Hornless rhino carcasses found in S.Africa

South African wildlife officials have found 18 rhino carcasses dumped by poachers in a remote area with their horns removed, a spokesman for the northern province of Limpopo said Friday.

dateNov 19, 2010 in Ecology
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