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SOS Rhino Review

March, 2002

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. World Rhino News
2. Feature Stories
3. Donor Appreciation
4. What's New
5. Trivia Questions
6. How You Can Help
7. Trivia Answers


Full Stories Are Available Via Web Links
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1. World Rhino News

Rhino Fans Lock Horns with South African Plan

South Africa is seeking permission to trade in white rhinoceros horns. Trade in horns and body parts of all species of rhinos have been prohibited since 1977.

http://www.sosrhino.org/news/rhinonews021102.php

Elephant, Rhino, Tiger Conservation Laws Reauthorized
Reauthorization of these acts for another five years will provide contributions to rhino, tiger and elephant conservation.

http://www.sosrhino.org/news/rhinonews021502a.php

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2. Feature Stories

In Tabin with SOS RHINO
Tim Daw participated in a rhino survey with SOS RHINO's Borneo Team in Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Read all about his volunteer experience.

http://www.sosrhino.org/news/tabin_sos.php

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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!

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  
   
Ultra Source Rainbow
Equitek Sonosite
Handspring Foundation VisualMedia
Jaybe Singapore Zoological Gardens



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4. What's New

SOS RHINO Announces 2002 Volunteer Program
Help SOS Rhino’s Borneo Team track the elusive Sumatran rhino in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

http://www.sosrhino.org/programs/volunteer.php

Visit our new and improved web site: Everything RHINO!
Our web site contains "all things rhino", from answers to the most frequently asked questions, to ongoing research and survey projects, to rhinos making the news! http://www.sosrhino.org.


Find out more about how the SOS Rhino Borneo team uses the latest technology to track the Sumatran rhino in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. It's as simple as clicking our Technology page.

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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?

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6. How You Can Help

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 - adopt a doc, researcher, keeper, or purchase one of SOS Rhino's products: a T-shirt or a video. Visit our Donate page today, and give from your heart.

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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!

 





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