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SOS Rhino Review
November 2003

Welcome to the SOS Rhino Review, a newsletter about rhinos from SOS Rhino. Youıll 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 youıd 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. About Us
2. World Rhino News
3. Feature Stories
4. Donor Appreciation
5. Find It On Our Web Site
6. Trivia Questions
7. How You Can Help
8. Trivia Answers


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1. 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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2. World Rhino News

Rhinos charging back
India - India's endangered one-horned rhinos are charging back from the brink of extinction with forest wardens roping in villagers to combat poachers who have been killing the beasts for profit.

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Endangered Species Importation Proposal Defies Logic, Common Sense
"The Bush administration is telling us with a straight face that the best way to protect endangered species in poor countries is to allow those species to be hunted or captured, then sold in the United States. "The administration assures us that proceeds from these sales will help the poor countries protect their remaining endangered wildlife. "Poaching for conservation? It's a bit like drinking for sobriety.

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3. Featured Stories

SOS Rhino Announces Community Outreach Program in Borneo
SOS RHINO is collaborating with Sabahıs Department of Tourism, Environment, Science and Technology (TEST) and Singapore Zoological Gardens (SZG) to establish a community outreach program in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

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Volunteering with SOS Rhino in Borneo
Even now, when asked Œhow was Borneo?ı Iım not sure whether to answer Œunbelievably awfulı or Œabsolutely fantasticı. My trip to Sabah, one of the Malaysian states of the island, was split between the charity SOSRhino and the tour group Borneo Adventure. I had been a little apprehensive about volunteer work for SOSRhino, not least because of the inclusion on their Necessary Items List of leech socks.

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4. 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
Judy Whitaker Frederick Furtek
Janet Liew Eleanor Howe
Don & Jill Hall Susan Moy-Laveau
Joel Pond Theresa Pasquarella
Robert L. Finch Melissa Lain-Finch
Dan Ronchetti Natalie Mylniczenko
Sue Lannin Brett Haskins
Bill Moran Christy Azzarello
Carrie Azzarello Debra Tuffner
Jason Klingkammer Chrisy Bolden
Oliver Block Yuristian Amadin
Norah Farnham Tiffany Barbour
Mark Thomas Seymour & Sara Sohmer
Elaine Golin Rebecca Wilson
Scott Tunnell Suzanne & Todd Numan
Penny Fairchild Jean Rice
Daniel J. Brown Christopher Krause
Dianna Villafuerte Penny Reidy
Cathy Mauer Holly Richards
Marie Perez Mike Skidmore
Carrie Weitz Anthony Nielsen
Judy Borchers Mary Jo Bongiorno
Lauri Tomas  
   
Ultra Source Rainbow Ridge
Equitek Sonosite
Handspring Foundation VisualMedia
Jaybee Singapore Zoological Gardens
WriteBrain Productions RhinoSkin/Saunders
North Bank, Chicago IL PATA Foundation

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

SOS Rhino wishes to acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for their contribution to the “SOS RHINO Annelisa Memorial Fund”. Donated funds will be used to help continue Dr. Kilbourn’s work dedicated to the survival of the Sumatran rhinos in Malaysia. THANK YOU!

Donna Bruno Mike Skidmore
Cheryl Mell Penny Reidy
Dian Villafuerte Cindy Swisher
Kathryn Gamble Jill Gossett
Anne & Anthony Schroeder Cathy Gluckman
Sue & Gene Connolly Barbara Marshall
Brigita Harris  
   
Chinquapin Trust Company Black Rhino Foundation


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5. Find It On Our Web Site

Borneo Rhino Challenge 2004
SOS RHINO and SAVE THE RHINO INTERNATIONAL invite 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.

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Rhino Links

Visit our LINKS page for organizations and institutions that SOS Rhino works with or has worked with, knows, or just thinks you should know. It is by no means complete, so if you have other links you think should be listed on this site, send their addresses and some information on the organizations to info@sosrhino.org.

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6. Trivia Questions

1. TRUE OR FALSE: Rhino horns are not real horns.
2. What term is used to describe a congregation of rhinos?
3. What are the reasons for the continual decreasing rhino population?

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7. 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. 312.222.0440, fax 312.222.0990. 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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8. Trivia Answers


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

2. Modern writers refer to a congregation of rhinoceroses as a "crash". This is sometimes found in crosswords or quizzes. "Herd" would not be zoologically correct because rhinos do not stay in one group for long. Scientists still use "groups" for the rhinoceros and it is a correct term.

3. Its natural habitat is taken away by the growing human population. Land is converted for use in agriculture or roads, forests are still logged for hardwood. It is also highly priced for its horn, which is supposed to have medicinal properties. This belief is very common in Far Eastern countries like China.

 
 



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