RHINOCEROS: Summary Petitions List:
On the brink of extinction: Javan Rhino has new enemy in invasive Palm As few as 58 Javan Rhinos exist in the world today, & the Species is quite possibly the rarest large mammal on earth. All are found in one small population in Ujung Kulon — a sprawling 1,200-sq.-kilometer (463-sq.-mile) Nat.l park on the westernmost tip of West Java & the island of Panaitan. Javan Rhinoceroses have survived poachers, rapid deforestation & life in the shadow of one of the archipelago's most active volcanoes. But an invasive plant is now posing a new threat to the world's rarest Species of Rhino. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3785377
One of the last Javan Rhinos captured by a camera trap in Ujung Kulon
Video: Close up look at Javan Rhinos
An amazing sight as cameras catch a rare look at Javan Rhinos. The movements of at least 35 of the endangered animals, five of them calves, were captured in the Uljung Kulon National Park in Indonesia. The Javan Rhino was once the most common Rhinoceros in Indonesia but was nearly wiped out when a volcano erupted in 1883. The greatest threat they face today is from Poachers and Habitat Destruction. Experts estimate only 40 to 60 Javan Rhinos remain in the park. Lindsey http://www.care2.com/news/member/145521001/3058931
Fighting A Last-Ditch Battle To Save Rare Javan Rhino Apr.2012 Indonesia, conservationists struggling to save the last 40 Javan Rhinos on Earth: once ranging widely across Asia, now 1 of the planet’s rarest animals. A patch of Rainforest, West Java, Indonesia: their last&only refuge. Javan Rhino: precarious. Sole Habitat: an area of Forest that only exists as a consequence of the massive 1883 eruption of Krakatoa; the ash fallout & tsunami killed everyone, now Ujung Kulong Nat,l Park. Fear of eruptions left the area uninhabited, allowing Forest to regrow, providing Javan Rhino a refuge on the most densely populated island in Indonesia. IUCN rates 3 of the 5 remaining Species of Rhino Critically Endangered, only one step away from extinction. Sumatran Rhino: Javan’s closest relative, Sumatra&Borneo, fewer than 275 left: thinly spread, can’t find one another to mate. Survival Likelihood of either Species:50%. Africa: 3 Rhino Species: ar. 20,000; Worldwide: Habitat shrinks & Poachers slaughter hundreds/year for their horns. Cal http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3283559
Conservationists catch wild Sumatran Rhino, raising hope for world's most Endangered Rhinoceros The Sumatran Rhino (Dicerorhinus Sumatrensis) is one of the world's most imperiled Species with less than 100 individuals left!! Conservationists have succeeded in catching a wild Sumatran Rhino in the Malaysia state of Sabah, in Borneo. Officials are currently transferring the Rhino, an unnamed female, to a Rhino sanctuary in Tabin Nat.l Park where experts will attempt to mate it with the resident male, Tam. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3751802
Tam in his semi-wild sanctuary in Tabin Nat.l Park
ENDANGERED: The Rarest Rhino's Last Stand
Only 35 or so Javan Rhinos remain, including none in captivity. This patch of Rainforest & swamp in Ujung Kulon National Park-on the very tip of West Java-is their last & only refuge.
Video: Javan Rhinos in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnKPdGE03-o&feature=player_embedded
The Javan Rhino’s final stronghold Thanks to intensive protection efforts, a population of perhaps 50 animals remains today, but these are the last Javan Rhinos on the planet. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3618223
One of the last Javan Rhinos captured by a camera trap in Ujung Kulon
Rhino Species – Rhinocerotidae The Rhino, officially Rhinoceros: 1 of the 6 surviving Species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae of the Perissodactyla. According to CITES: ASIA:
Sumatran: ’Critically Endangered' - the most Endangered Species because of its rapid decline: only 275 surviving;
Javan: ’Critically Endangered' even more rare: only 50 surviving
Indian Rhino: ‘Endangered' 2,600 surviving
AFRICA: Black Rhino: ’Critically Endangered' 3,610 surviving
White Rhino saved from the brink of extinction, 14,500 surviving
Several Subspecies: Northern White Rhino & Eastern Black Rhino: recently EXTINCT!!
Africa's Western Black Rhino is now officially extinct according the latest review of animals & plants by the world's largest conservation network. The subspecies of the black Rhino -- which is classified as "critically endangered" by the Int-l Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species -- was last seen in Western Africa in 2006.
The IUCN warns that other Rhinos could follow:
-Africa's Northern White Rhino is "teetering on the brink of extinction" while
-Asia's Javan Rhino is "making its last stand" due to continued poaching & lack of conservation.
Poaching & lack of conservation have made a Subspecies of Africa's Black Rhino extinct
Africa's Northern White Rhino is "teetering on the brink of extinction" (below)
Sumatran Rhino: there are fewer than 250 mature Sumatran Rhinos left in Malaysia & Indonesia. The Sumatran Rhino is hunted for its horn, which is used in traditional medicines.
Rhino poaching crisis fueled by insatiable demand Poaching has already had grave consequences for Rhinos. In the last decade, the Western Black Rhino went extinct & the Indochinese Javan Rhino was eradicated from Vietnam, with fewer than 50 individuals remaining in Java. Vietnam provides the main market for horn, marketed as an anything drug, ranging from a hangover cure to cancer treatment. "The surge in Rhino horn demand from Viet Nam has nothing to do with meeting traditional medicine needs, it's to supply a recreational drug to party goers or to con dying cancer patients out of their cash for a miracle Rhino horn cure that will never happen". Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3440336
Photo found on 35 Of The World's Rarest Animals Sumatran Rhino There are fewer than 250 mature Sumatran rhinos left in Malaysia & Indonesia. The Sumatran rhino is hunted for its horn, which is used in traditional medicines. 1 year ago http://www.buzzfeed.com/mbvd/35-of-the-worlds-rarest-animals
Special Report : RHINOS From South Africa to China, a troubling timeline. Jill http://www.care2.com/news/member/478413351/3544599
26) New!! Pet.: Save the Sumatran Rhino http://www.thepetitionsite.com/946/999/746/save-the-sumatran-rhino/ Author: Nyack Clancy; Target: China Minister of Finance. The Sumatran Rhinocerous is critically endangered. Once numerous throughout Southeast Asia, fewer than 275 remain due to Illegal Poaching for its horn. Uses of the Rhinoceros's body parts among the local people of Sumatra are documented, such as the use of Rhino horns in amulets & a folk-belief that the horns offer some protection against poison. Hunting the Rhino has primarily been driven by a demand for Rhino horns with supposedly medicinal properties, claiming to to cure diarrhea, leprosy, tuberculosis, skin diseases & as an aphrodisiac, although traditional Chinese medicine never used it for this purpose. We ask the Chinese Gov.t to discourage the use of Rhinoceros horns, providing alternatives to this medicine & make Rhinoceros poaching a serious crime & to take a more active role in Rhinoceros conservation.
1) Pet.: Save the Rhinos! http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_rhinos/The Rhino is being hunted into extinction and could disappear forever unless we act now. Shocking new statistics show more than 440 Rhinos were brutally killed last year in South Africa alone - a massive increase on 5 years ago when just 13 had their horns hacked off.“As citizens of the world concerned over the plight of the world's Rhinoceros population, we call on you to make a recommendation to the Members of the CITES Standing Committee to suspend trade in all Rhino products - trophies, antiques, live animals, etc. - including to China & Vietnam until there is a full independent review of the impact of such trade, enforcement measures have been reviewed, comprehensive national public awareness campaigns have been implemented in consumer countries, and poaching levels have returned to their 2007 levels.”
1. A Rhinoceros plays with a ball, Hodenhagen Zoo, Germany
2. Ema Elsa, a 9-year-old Black Rhino, is nuzzled by her newborn calf, Chester Zoo, UK
3. 4-week-old Jamil, a greater one horned Rhinoceros, stands beside his mother Behan, Whipsnade Zoo
We've named our baby Rhino! “JUBA”
Video: Baby Eastern Black Rhino-Cleveland Metroparks Zoo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzcv_4hBNvk&feature=player_embedded#! Source: Danuta W.
News: It’s Official: Vietnam’s Javan Rhino Is Extinct. Which Species Is Next? http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/12/12/its-official-vietnams-javan-rhino-extinct-and-other-species-will-likely-follow?cmpid=tpanimals-eml-2013-1-4-extinct Poachers & lack of territory have killed off these amazing Rhinos in Vietnam. Can we save the 35 left in Indonesia? Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3510094
A camera trap photograph of a Javan Rhino in Cat Tien Nat.l Park
20) New!! Pet.: Rhinoceros in South Africa need your help before their extinction http://www.change.org/petitions/rhinoceros-in-south-africa-need-your-help-before-their-extinction The Rhinoceros is a large mammal that in fact dates from the Miocene era millions of years ago. In recent decades Rhinos have been relentlessly hunted to the point of near extinction. Since 1970 the world Rhino population has declined by 90%t, with 5 species remaining in the world today, all of which are endangered. Source: Barbara S.
A baby Rhino
1. A 2-day old Black Rhinoceros baby stands next to its mother at the zoo in Krefeld, Germany. Its mother Nane gave birth for the 4th time
2. Suci, a female Sumatran Rhino, sniffs the air at the Cincinnati Zoo. Her brother, Harapan, is in a separate area next to hers. Cincinnati Zoo experts are trying something they admit is a desperation effort - bringing back the brother of a female Rhino in hopes they will mate.
19) New!! Pet.: Save the Sumatran Rhino http://www.thepetitionsite.com/946/999/746/save-the-sumatran-rhino/ We ask the Chinese Gov.t to discourage the use of Rhinoceros horns, providing alternatives to this medicine & make rhinoceros poaching a serious crime & to take a more active role in rhinoceros conservation. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3616604
A rare baby Black Rhino with its mother at Krefeld Zoo in Krefeld, Germany. The baby black rhino - one of the most Endangered Species on the planet - was born prematurely. The little rhino, whose ribs are clearly visible, arrived a month earlier than anticipated. The youngster is the 4th baby to be born to Nane, a 22-year-old female. The species have been hunted to near extinction & the newborn rhino will play a part in the EU Endangered Species Breeding Programme
News: Historic birth for the Sumatran Rhino http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0624-hance-sumatran-rhino-ratu-birth.html June 24, 2012 After 2 miscarriages & a pregnancy that lasted 15 months, Ratu, a female Sumatra Rhino, has given birth to a healthy male calf, conservationists happily announced. The birth at a Rhino sanctuary in Way Kambas Nat.l Park in Sumatra is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, & the best reproductive Rhino science in the world. This is the 1st captive birth in Indonesia, & only the 4th captive birth for the Sumatran Rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in the last hundred years. The successful birth brings new hope for one of the world's rarest mammals: less than 200 Sumatra Rhinos are thought to survive in the world.“Both the mother & the baby are all very well".The birth is also historic for bringing together 2 Rhinos from different worlds: Wild Rhino, Ratu, bred with a captive-born male named Andalas, who grew up in U.S. zoos.Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3398354
mother, Ratu father Andalas
A mud-covered 3-month-old male white Rhino named Jumaane looks at a mynah bird at the Singapore Zoo Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3415513
Prince William feeds a 5-year-old Black Rhino called Zawadi at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent. He was visiting the park to meet staff & Rhinos involved in a translocation project
A male Rhino from the Czech Republic explores its new surroundings at Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary in Tanzania. The Aspinall Foundation transferred 3 black Rhinos born in captivity to Tanzania, to rejuvenate numbers of the endangered mammals in the area
Video: Digital eyes & ears for wildlife protection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVuodCfYpX4&feature=player_embedded
all signed ...so very sad .Thank you for this group for highlighting these atrocious crimes and allowing ordinary people , like myself, to express their horror by signing these petitions.
Signed & Shared, So sad for the animals!!! Could a miracle happen??? ~~
all done in honour of Michela's birthday
Done. My heart is heavy for these beauties.
The rangers are underbilled.Poachers gave them more money for hunting as the rangers earn from their work.I think that's the problem for killing and loosing so much majestic animals like rhinos,tigers,orang utans and many more.
I will see-because I've an idea to save the rhinos and all other animals for extinction-and hope that some peoples in Germany who loving animals can lean me 100,000 Euro to built my own Organization with own Rangers I can trust.
I will begin in Indonasia!
I enjoyed the little guy learning to wallow. And then reality in the wild showed its face. So sad! And another article I read about the ones who were supposed to protect rhinos killed them. Ay chihuahua!
Signed from petition 15 to the end. I really don't feel like signing more. The new trend that's saving rhinos: I had already spoken about that. But everybody should do it as it seems to be the only effective and efficient solution.
Poachers have likely killed off the last Rhinos in Mozambique's Limpopo National Park, according to a park official who spoke with Portugal News. No Rhinos have been sighted in Limpopo National Park since January, "which means that the ones that lived in the park are probably dead".
Mozambique's Rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, the beasts again are on the brink of vanishing from the country by poachers seeking their horns for sale in Asia.
Anna, a 10-day old, now nearly 200-pound Southern White Rhino at Lion Country Safari enjoys her very first mud bath.
With over 200 rhinos already dead this year at the hands of poachers in South Africa and no signs of the slaughter slowing, some innovative rhinoceros lovers are stepping up their game.
Wildlife workers at Sabi Sand, a private game reserve at the southernmost tip of Kruger National Park, have injected a special cocktail into 100 rhino horns, turning them pink in an effort to deter illegal horn hunters.
In addition to discoloring the horn, the pink dye can also be detected by airport scanners, even when the horn is ground into a powder to make the high-priced traditional "medicines" that help fuel the killing of rhinos. The hope is to make transport of the illegal product that much riskier.
I'm not sure if this is a great solution. What will this do with the rhinos???
The word EXTINCT; what a horrid, horrid word!
petitions thru 14 signed. it's so deeply heartbreaking -- i don't know what to do!
thanks-we really need to give the natives more money to protect the species. If we
pay more than the chinese I think much of this killing would stop.
Just unspeakably sad.
Poachers are slaughtering Indian Rhinos & unless the killing stops now this majestic animal could disappear in a decade. The Gov.t is finally paying attention but words alone won’t save the Rhino. Let’s get the Gov.t to invest & save the rhino before it’s too late!!
Up to date.
I no longer have the words to describe my sadness on how man is destroying our once beautiful planet.
signed all current & shared
Love the baby rhino! How can people poach such noble creatures?
Have a zero tolerance approach to poaching - Because they are aggressively, violently, & mercilessly pursued by poachers for their valuable horns, Rhinos, in short, need our help more than ever before. Of Africa’s 3 Rhino Species, the Northern White Rhinos only survive in captivity, the Black Rhino is critically endangered, & only the Southern White Rhino remains in the wild. Help protect the few remaining Rhinos!!
Thank you for the video. They look heavy and impressive and the same time awkward and cute.
Hopefully they'll be safe in their nat'l park.
23,680 = the estimated number of wild Rhinoceroses in S. Africa. 35,000,000 = the number of US$ generated by Rhino hunting in South Africa. 97% = the percentage increase in illegally-hunted rhinos in 2011 from the national average in 1990. 30,000 = the number of pounds of rhino horns confiscated from poachers since 2010. 65 = the number of horns that have been stolen in S. Africa from public display. 430...the number of rhinos killed this year, & counting...
Rhino killing is being made easier by more than just Vietnamese traders posing as hunters; loopholes in hunting regulations, corrupt wildlife industry workers, and more sophisticated hunting techniques have all contributed to the crisis. Startlingly, poachers & pseudo-hunters are not the only ones capitalizing on the insatiable appetites of Vietnamese commodity-seekers. Handsome payouts for rhino horns have lured wildlife industry workers & game managers into corruption. An increase in the use of sophisticated weapons & live animals being dehorned using immobilization techniques indicates cooperation on the part of veterinarians, game ranch owners, & professional hunters.
All caught up now! Love 3mo old Jumaane, rare white rhino. As Ever - Thanks Michela.
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All last petitions signed and shared! Thank you Michela.
thanks, all signed already, keep up your wonderful efforts to make a difference in the lives of the rhinos.
Signed and promoted, thanks
News: Namibia: World Rhino Day On Saturday http://allafrica.com/stories/201209200450.html
World Rhino Day 2012: a special day of celebration for all 5 Species of Rhino around the world:
-Black & White Rhinos –Africa;
-Horned Rhino-India & Nepal;
-Sumatran & Javan Rhino, Indonesia;
Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) Namibia will be joining others around the world in celebrating World Rhino Day. For 30 yrs, SRT have been protecting the desert-adapted Black Rhino population in the regions of Namibia. These ancient mammals are under siege - all because of misguided beliefs about Rhino horn's alleged medicinal value. It is believed it can cure anything from a headache to cancer.
All caught up and signed quite a few Michela (1-9) and more :-) ...Photos are great...Memorial by the Greenpeace Activists in Capetown (312 killed) wonderful :-) Thanx for all you do and all the others that have posted...Prayers go out to all the Voiceless!! Barb, Hugggs ) ) )
News: Rhinos under 24-hour armed guard http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/9525512/Rhinos-under-24-hour-armed-guard.html
Last year the Javan Rhinoceros, the rarest large mammal in the world, was declared extinct in Vietnam. The last one was killed in October in Cat Tien Nat.l Park, found with a bullet in its leg & its horn sawn off.
As a Species the Rhino is at least 50 million years old, but if something is not done to curb the appetite for its horn, it may not last the century. The poaching trade in both Rhino horn & ivory has moved to a new level & now operates in a way that is comparable to drug cartels or arms dealing. Penalties are often paltry in Africa, from where much of the horn originates, & poorly enforced in Asia, where it ends up. Some crime syndicates are expanding their existing operations into the ivory & horn trade – the risks are fewer & the profits can be greater. Technology has helped poachers enormously. From 2008 until mid 2011, 776 Rhinos killed in South Africa, where poachers are using GPS, helicopters & semi-automatic weapons.
Thank you Michaela. Being in South Africa makes the rhino plight one of my priorities in life. I have gone to marches etc and just cried my eyes out. I hope that this sentence sends a clear message to those that do these horrendous things to these magnificent animals. I could kiss this judge - all animal abusers should appear in front of him.
Target: Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
Goal: Initiate an effort to educate the Vietnamese of both the false benefits and environmentally damaging effects of Rhino horn consumptionCher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3444376
Thank You Michela for all your hard-work and awareness...It's UN-fortunate and insane condition of human minds that is leading to so much greed and in-humanity...But there is Goodness, kindness, compassion and so is Hope and that is there because of kind souls like YOU my friend and all those who are working tirelessly to save humanity!
I signed and shared 'em all..Thanks Again!
Aww. What a sweet baby.
Thanks Michela, Bruce and Wendy signed last one.
Thank you for the picture. I first thought the rhino might be dead - its horn has been cut off - but unfortunately, it's not!
Hooray for the new rhino birth and let's all fight for the survival of this species.
Signed latest petition. Thanks Michela.
Elizabeth M I loved it that you quoted Jane Goodall.
All 8 new petitions signed, also videos watched (some brought tears), and read Ben O.'s Rhino Conservation.
'If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls' Jane Goodall, and that is the way I feel also, when reading of the useless killing of Rhino's, and man's inhumanity to so many other species.
Thank You so much Michaela for all your hard work in getting people to be more aware and take action. There are maybe enough stars in the milky way that you deserve for your oodness.
8) New!! Say no to legalising trade in Rhino horn http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/SAY_NO_TO_LEGALIZING_TRADE_IN_RHINO_HORN/
The pro-trade lobby has tried to justify Rhino horn trade in economic terms. These justifications are based on flawed & dangerous assumptions and often proposed by those with a vested financial interest in trade.
As usual, I signed with all my family Emails!!!
All Up To Date, spoke for my Rhino brothers and sisters!! Thank You Michela, for all you do!!
signed. This is terrible to think we humans can just wipe out a species - or at least not save it in time!
7) New!! Pet.: Special courts for Rhino poachers, smugglers, syndicates and kingpins http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Special_courts_for_rhino_poachers_smugglers_syndicates_and_kingpinss/?fPqeAbb&pv=9
Minister we strongly suggest you put the experts on Rhino prosecuting & Judges in a team to bring down the full might of the law on these scavengers of Africa.
Signed two more Michela. Kudos to all Rhino friends.
Hi Michela , signed 3 petitions and watched the Video :-0 Too bad we can't hunt down the poachers and remove....... :-0 OH WELL !!!
Signed all but 1. It gave me trouble. I hope they can be saved. Such sweet, gentle animals. I pray for all on this earth everyday.
New petitons signed in honour of the Rhino.
I have already signed but I hope the situation of rhinos is getting better (???)
Gladly signed. The lives of rhinos are taken to satisfy people driven by an archaic mentality. It's unbelievable and should never be forgiven.
all 3 signed! When using the word URGENT, i take it literally and assume little time is left so this kind of petition gets pushed to the front of the line -- if not urgent i will not rush! Thank you.
All petitions signed and tried to watch the video. It brought me to tears to think that human beings are capable of such horrendous acts of violence.
I am happy to do a small part to save the Rhinocerous. I pray that more soldiers can be added to help in putting a stop to taking Rhino Horns. Many Thanks to you Michela, for all your work in trying to save the animals. You are special!
Signed all 3 of these petitions to help rhinos and shared them too.
God Bless these animals who have been hunted so voraciously and without any regard for their lives and feelings.
Signed hope we can help these wonderful animals..and thank you Michela, for all the great and endless work you put in to help these animals, your the best!
Urgent!! New!! Save the Rhinos!
To the Governments of France, Denmark & the UK:
EU Environment Ministers meet in 3 days and could decide on bold new actions to save these amazing creatures but they need to hear from us first!
The Rhino is being hunted into extinction and could disappear forever unless we act now. Shocking new statistics show more than 440 Rhinos were brutally killed last year in South Africa alone - a massive increase on 5 years ago when just 13 had their horns hacked off.
“As citizens of the world concerned over the plight of the world's Rhinoceros population, we call on you to make a recommendation to the Members of the CITES Standing Committee to suspend trade in all Rhino products - trophies, antiques, live animals, etc. - including to China & Vietnam until there is a full independent review of the impact of such trade, enforcement measures have been reviewed, comprehensive national public awareness campaigns have been implemented in consumer countries, and poaching levels have returned to their 2007 levels.”
Source: Eve G.