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SOS Rhino Review
March 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


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1. Feature Stories

SOS RHINO PROJECTS GAIN MOMENTUM:  GRANTS AWARDED THROUGH EAZA RHINO CAMPAIGN 2005/2006

SOS RHINO’s Community Outreach Program and Rhino Protection Unit projects are two of thirteen conservation projects selected for support by the European Zoo and Aquarium Association’s (EAZA) Rhino Campaign.

With grants from the EAZA Rhino Campaign SOS Rhino will be able to purchase supplies and equipment to support two additional Rhino Protection Units which are urgently needed to complete the protection of the Sumatran rhino population in Tabin Wildlife Reserve. The Sumatran rhino is highly endangered due to poaching and human encroachment within their natural habitat.

SOS Rhino’s (SOSR) Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) directly engage local governments, villagers, local businesses and the oil palm plantations surrounding the Reserve in the effort to protect the forest. By securing the assistance of these stakeholders, the SOSR Protection Units more efficiently monitor and patrol the Reserve and cut off all potential entry or exit points utilized by perpetrators. Our units secure assistance by educating and employing the local villagers in alternative income sources.

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2. World Rhino News

Good news on the rhino front now 
Even as the results of the tiger census are eagerly awaited, there is cause for cheer on another front - the one-horned rhinoceros population in West Bengal has gone up many notches.

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Vietnamese wildlife caught in the cross-hairs
Scientists will publish an amendment to the Red Book of Viet Nam outlining newly extinct and endangered species with the hope of raising public awareness about the vanishing wildlife in the country.

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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!

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

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5. Trivia Questions


1. TRUE OR FALSE: Scientists believe that rhinos share the same order as horses and tapirs because of the shape of their skull, dental structure, and toes.

2. When was the black rhino added to the endangered species list?

3. Why is the rhino species, Ceratotherium simum, commonly called the "white" rhinoceros?


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.

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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.

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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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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.

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7. Trivia Answers


1. TRUE. Rhinos, horses, and tapirs are classified in the order Perissodactyla (odd-toed animals).

2. The international body that presents lists of endangered species is the Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Their first lists appeared in the 1960's and the black rhino has been on the list since the beginning.

3. The common name, white rhinoceros, comes from the Afrikaans word describing its mouth: weit, meaning "wide".


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.

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