SOS Rhino Specials
Rhino Species
Rhino FAQ

  SOS Rhino : In The News : Newsletter : January 2006


SOS Rhino Review
February 2006

Welcome to the SOS Rhino Review, a newsletter about rhinos from SOS Rhino. You’ll find links to interesting articles here as well as updates on our efforts to save rhinos all over the world. Let us know if you’d rather not receive this newsletter.

And now, let's go to the rhino news.

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


Full Stories Are Available Via Web Links

 

1. Feature Stories

MONTHLY FIELD REPORT
December 2005
By:  Dr. Edwin Bosi

In far away Borneo and in Tabin in particular, December is another critical month for those involved in the protection of the reserve. Members of the RPUs (Rhino Protection Units) are also celebrating Xmas and the New Year. They have to be contented to have a shorter holiday. We have seen some correlation between encroachments to public holidays. It is very logical move on the part of poachers to enter protected areas when there is public holiday. Understanding this phenomena greatly assist enforcement officers in planning strategies against encroachments.

Click to read the full news article

2. World Rhino News

Her death may help rhinos live  
"Rapunzel was a very gentle and lovable animal, and a favorite among Bronx Zoo staff," said Zoo Director Jim Breheny. "She gave our visitors the opportunity to meet and learn about an extremely rare species. Now, she will contribute to scientific knowledge about these highly endangered rhinos."

Click to read the full news article

Poachers, loggers put Sumatran rhino on brink of extinction
Poachers have hunted down the rhinoceros for its horns that is used in traditional Asian medicine. On the black market, the price of a 30-centimeter horn can fetch millions of rupiah.

Click to read the full news article


3. 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!

Click HERE to view the list of our donors!

4. Find It On Our Web Site

BORNEO RHINO CHALLENGE
May 10-22, 2006

  • Trek Mount Kinabalu
  • Cycle along Kudat Peninsula
  • Search for the elusive Sumatran Rhino of Borneo

Click to read the full news article

5. Trivia Questions


1. TRUE OR FALSE: All five rhino species have two horns.

2. Name the three rhino species living in Asia.

3. Of the five rhino species living today, which is the largest?


6 . 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.

Click to read the full news article

Contribute to the “SOS Rhino Annelisa Memorial Fund”
SOS Rhino has established 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. 312.335.0868, fax 312.335.0076. Inquires emailed to info@sosrhino.org.

Click to read the full news article

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:

Click to read the full news article

Participate in the Borneo Rhino Challenge 2006 Fundraiser
SOS RHINO invites you to climb to the summit of Mt. Kinabalu, cycle the Northern tip of Borneo, and help us search for the elusive Sumatran rhinoceros of Borneo. You'll see an astonishing variety of rare and endemic plants, primates, and birds during your trek and cycle in some of the most beautiful areas of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. As part of the challenge you will join SOS Rhino's field staff deep in the jungles of Tabin Wildlife Reserve, in search of the last remaining small, shy forest rhinos of Malaysian Borneo.

Click to read the full news article


7. Trivia Answers


1. FALSE. The Indian and Javan rhinos have one horn.

2. Indian, Javan, Sumatran

3. The white rhino is the largest at 5-6 feet tall and weighing between 5,000 and 8,000 pounds.


8. About Us

SOS Rhino is a non-profit, international foundation dedicated to preserving the five rhinoceros species in their natural habitats. Our conservation programs combine research, education, marketing and advocacy, all working collectively to achieve sustainable results.

Through diverse stakeholder support, SOS Rhino develops and funds rhino conservation and awareness programs appropriate to individual countries, providing these countries with the information and tools to build lasting rhino conservation.

It is our goal to secure a place for this ancient animal in tomorrow’s world.

Click to read the full news article






Privacy Policy

   


More Newsletters::

Current
Archive