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SOS Rhino Review
February 2003

Welcome to the SOS Rhino Review, a newsletter about rhinos from SOS Rhino. You’ll find links to interesting articles here as well as a few surprises! We have provided some updates on our efforts to save rhinos all over the world. If you’d rather not receive this newsletter, simply reply to this e-mail and type “Unsubscribe” in the subject field.


And now, let’s go to the rhino news.

1. About Us
2. World Rhino News
3. Feature Stories
4. Donor Appreciation
5. Find It On Our Web Site
6. Trivia Questions
7. How You Can Help
8. Trivia Answers


Full Stories Are Available Via Web Links
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1. About Us

SOS RHINO is a non-profit foundation that provides funds and technical assistance for the conservation of the captive and wild rhinoceros. We support programs in research, education, public awareness programs and events, and endeavors directed to secure the survival of these species.

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2. World Rhino News

Rising Poaching Undermines Case At Cites
LAST week's poaching of four black rhinos in an Intensive
Protection Zone in the Sinamatela area of Hwange National Park
will further undermine government's standing in regard to the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
(CITES).

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Red alert over rare species
The well-known "Red List" that details which species are
threatened with extinction is inaccurate, according to a new
assessment. It concludes the list fails to reflect the true threat to
species, by not taking full account of the threat posed by people.

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3. Featured Stories

Slaughtered to the Brink of Extinction
UP TO 40% of the animals enjoying the protection of Zimbabwe's
national parks have been slaughtered or removed for sale to
foreign countries. In some cases, game has been sold with the
knowledge and co-operation of national parks board officials.

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4. Donor Appreciation

SOS RHINO wishes to acknowledge the following individuals, organizations, and foundations for their generous support of our programs. Their support comes in many forms: donation of their expertise and time, funds for specific programs and equipment, and donation of products. THANK YOU!

Betsy and Rick Schaffer Ashley Schaffer
Charlene Pedersen Yuristian Amadin
Christen Schaffer Joyce and Mark Fleming
Daniel Andersen Liza Wiid
Dave and Laura Hall Barbara Marshall
Douglas Furtek Vachira Tontrakulpaibul
Dr. Richard Schaffer Elias Sadalla-Filho
Ellen and Jim Roberts Marie and Bab O'Brien
Erin Fleming Laura Fleming
Jimmie Reid Pat Harrison
Julia Ferguson Rebecca Spear
Justin Mikah Lee Foo Hwa
Donna Bruno Brian McKee
Tim Duffin Diane B. Monsivais
Judy Whitaker Frederick Furtek
Janet Liew Eleanor Howe
Don & Jill Hall Susan Moy-Laveau
Joel Pond Theresa Pasquarella
Robert L. Finch Melissa Lain-Finch
Dan Ronchetti Natalie Mylniczenko
Sue Lannin Brett Haskins
Bill Moran Christy Azzarello
Carrie Azzarello Debra Tuffner
Jason Klingkammer Chrisy Bolden
Oliver Block Yuristian Amadin
Norah Farnham Tiffany Barbour
Mark Thomas Seymour & Sara Sohmer
   
Ultra Source Rainbow Ridge
Equitek Sonosite
Handspring Foundation VisualMedia
Jaybee Singapore Zoological Gardens
WriteBrain Productions RhinoSkin/Saunders
North Bank, Chicago IL  

The "Magic Horn" Ultimate Frisbee Team:
Megan Brennan, Wade Callahan, Suzy Friedman, Charlie Goblet, Carter Johnson, Dave Kahle, Doug Kirk, Frank Kuhr, Neema Navai, Katie O’Rourke, Kenny Outcalt, Katherine Patnode, Bob Pearl, Barrett Ruemping, Mike Tomaszewski, Cherie Weinewuth

SOS Rhino wishes to acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for their contribution to the “SOS RHINO Annelisa Memorial Fund”. Donated funds will be used to help continue Dr. Kilbourn’s work dedicated to the survival of the Sumatran rhinos in Malaysia. THANK YOU!

Donna Bruno Mike Skidmore
Cheryl Mell Penny Reidy
Diana Villafuerte Cindy Swisher
Kathryn Gamble Jill Gossett
Anne & Anthony Schroeder Cathy Gluckman
Sue & Gene Connolly Barbara Marshall
Chinquapin Trust Company Black Rhino Foundation


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5. Find It On Our Web Site

SOS RHINO BORNEO
SOS Rhino is dedicated to protecting rhinos and their habitat. The
Bornean sub-species of the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus
sumatrensis harrissoni) is one of the most endangered rhinos –
mainly due to habitat loss and poaching. There may be as few as
30 of this sub-species left in the wild and only two in captivity. With
large and varied habitat requirements, the protection of this animal
will further the conservation of other fauna and flora in the
ecosystem they inhabit.
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6. Trivia Questions

1. True or False: There are less than 70 Javan rhinos alive today

2. Why has the white rhinoceros developed a wide, square lip?

3. Name the five (5) main rhino species surviving today.

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7. How You Can Help

Adopt a rhino, doc or keeper. Buy a t-shirt, hat, or video
There are only 300 Sumatran rhinos left on Earth. Without direct help from generous humans, they may never be seen again. We urge you to give what you can in the form of a donation – protect a rhino or adopt a rhino, doc, researcher, keeper, or purchase one of SOS Rhino’s products: a T-shirt, hat, or video. Visit today, and give from your heart.
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Contribute to the “SOS Rhino Annelisa Memorial Fund”
SOS Rhino has established a memorial fund in Dr. Annelisa Kilbourn’s name to help continue her work dedicated to the survival of the Sumatran rhino in Malaysia. Contributions can be made by clicking the button below or mailed directly to SOS Rhino (checks should be made out to “SOS RHINO”)680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611. attn: Annelisa Fund. 312.222.0440, fax 312.222.0990. Inquires emailed to info@sosrhino.org.
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Volunteer
SOS RHINO is looking for volunteers interested in helping us in our efforts to save the Sumatran rhinoceros. Our Borneo Team is studying the demographics of the remaining animals in Tabin Wildlife Reserve to determine when patrol units, habitat protection, or translocation may play a role in the rhinos' survival. Read more:
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8. Trivia Answers

1. True. Rhino populations are declining due to poaching and
habitat destruction.

2. The white rhinoceros spends much of its time “grazing”. The
wide, square lip helps in cutting the sharp grass.

3. Asian one-horned, white, black, Javan, Sumatran

 




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