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  SOS Rhino : In The News : Newsletter : June 2002

SOS Rhino Review

June, 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. Find It On Our Web Site
5. Trivia Questions
6. How You Can Help
7. Trivia Answers

Full Stories Are Available Via Web Links

1. World Rhino News

Economists model animal survival: Species must pay their way or risk extinction
A new economic model could improve our understanding of how to help endangered species. It is only by discovering what motivates human behaviour that we can discover ways to change it.

UK a haven for traffickers of rare species: Report for WWF warns against lax laws and small fines
In 1998 Wilfred Bull, while in prison for murder, tried to sell 120 rhino horns worth £2.88m. He was sentenced to 15 months and the horns were forfeited, but a later appeal accepted there was no proof he had bought them illegally and they were returned to him.


2. Feature Stories

SOS Rhino Participates in UK Rhino Group's "Rhino MayDay" Symposium
SOS RHINO participated in the UK Rhino Group's Rhino MayDay Symposium held in London on May 23, 2002.

SOS Rhino Receives RhinoSkin Product Donation from Saunders
SOS Rhino received a donation of 25 RhinoSkin RhinoPak protective cases for handheld organizers from Saunders for use by SOS Rhino Borneo Team.


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 Brian McKee
Tim Duffin Diane B. Monsivais
Ultra Source Rainbow
Equitek Sonosite
Handspring Foundation VisualMedia
Jaybe Singapore Zoological Gardens
WriteBrainProductions RhinoSkin

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


4. Find It On Our Web Site

SOS Rhino has developed several media components to expand awareness and education of the plight of the Sumatran rhino in Malaysia. As one of the least known animals, the Sumatran rhino needs the support and recognition from it's local citizens. Visit for more information on our education and awareness efforts.


SOS Rhino is committed to extending it's available resources of funds, talent, technical know-how and technology with other groups and conservation organizations around the globe. Click on for a list of some of the organizations and institutions that have worked with SOS Rhino.


5. Trivia Questions

1. TRUE OR FALSE: Habitat loss is one of the most serious threats to rhinoceros populations.
2. Do rhinos really stomp out fires?
3. When and where was the Javan rhino "rediscovered"?


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 - 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.


7. Trivia Answers

1. TRUE: Rhinos' natural habitat is taken away by the growing human population. Land is converted for use in agriculture or roads and forests are still logged (legally and illegally) for hardwood.

2. The legend seems to have been common in Malaysia and Burma. This type of rhinoceros even had a special name in Malay, 'badak api', where badak means rhinoceros and api means fire. The animal would come when a fire is lit in the forest and stamp it out. If there is or can be any truth in the legend, it would be hard to decide. The rhinoceros in South East Asia has become very rare and is hardly ever met nowadays, as it keeps to the deep forest and high mountains. Suffice it to say that there has been no sighting of this phenomenon in recent history.

3. The best known population of Javan rhinos can be found in Ujung Kulon National Park in Western Java. A second remaining pocket of Javan rhinos was discovered in Vietnam in 1988, in an area known as Cat Loc Forest Reserve.


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