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SOS Rhino Review
September 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. Frequently Asked Questions
6. How You Can Help
7. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
8. About Us


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1. Feature Stories

APRIL 2006 FIELD REPORT

The first phase of field work for Rhino-Tourism in Lower Segama, Lahad Datu, Sabah research was conducted in April 2006. Two Australian researchers, Drs Peter R. and Bradley S. Law, joined the survey. Drs. Law introduced the “Footprint Identification Technique (FIT)” to SOS Rhino’s RPUs.

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Universiti Malaysia Sabah Invites Indonesian Rhino Rangers to Speak to their First Conservation Club

UMS and SOS Rhino Borneo are combining their efforts to inspire incoming undergraduate students to enter the important field of conservation. SOS Rhino Borneo is helping the university establish a club that will focus on raising awareness of the Sabah rhinoceros. The club will focus on the rhino as its “flagship species” using it to develop programs that demonstrate the various principals of conservation. This will be the first conservation club instituted by UMS.

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2. World Rhino News

“Heart of Borneo" Conservation Initiative To Receive U.S. Funds
Washington: The United States is supporting joint efforts by the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei Darussalam to establish the "Heart of Borneo" conservation plan, an initiative intended to protect biodiversity by preserving 220,000 square kilometers of equatorial rainforest on the island of Borneo, the Department of State said August 1.  

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Govt to conserve one horned rhinos
CHITWAN: The Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation organized a seminar to come up with a strategy aimed at controlling the hunting and export of one horned rhino, which is listed among the endangered fauna species. They called upon the local communities to show active participation with the government to help curb such illegal activities.

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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

SOS Rhino and Tabin Wildlife Reserve announce the Rhino Survey Expedition in Borneo

The Rhino Survey Expedition in Borneo is a 7 Day, 6 Night program that combines a comfortable stay at the charming Tabin Wildlife Resort with a survey program where participants will join SOS Rhino Borneo’s Rhino Protection and Survey staff deep in the jungles of Tabin Wildlife Reserve, in search for signs of the elusive Sumatran rhino in its natural habitat.

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5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. TRUE OR FALSE: Rhino horns are not real horns.

2. How does the black rhino of Africa differ from the white rhino?

3. Is there a subspecies of the greater one-horned Indian 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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7. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


1. TRUE. Rhino horn grows from the rhino's skin and not from the skull like a true horn.

2. Despite the name, the black rhino differs from the white rhino not by color but by size and being a browser rather than a grazer.

3. No subspecies have been described, but Assam and Nepal populations might show slight differences.

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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