Extinction month-November 2011: Western Black Rhinos declared extinct in Africa

on Sunday, November 27, 2011
 Happy days are gone for Western Black Rhinos
(Source: Google Images)

In the month of November, the Western Black Rhinos (Diceros bicornis longipes) are declared extinct in Africa, making the count of two subspecies of Rhinos extinct recently. Javan Rhinos too were declared extinct in Veitnam. The conservationalists tracked the dung and found the dead Rhino with a bullet in the body and horns removed and declared that was the last Javan Rhino, in Veitnam. All the species of Rhinos are about to extinct. Officials have added that the White Rhinos in Central Africa too are possibly extinct in the wild. Though Indian Rhinos are now coming back from the extinction line.

The conservationalists set off to search the signs of the Western Black Rhinos in 2006 but found no signs of dung, foot marks, food signs etc. And now after this long search these Rhinos have been declared extinct in Africa. The main reasons for the extinction is lack of political support, commercial poaching and crime groups hunting for precious Rhino horns.

This recent extinction tells us the seriousness of the harm we are making on the nature. After a strong efforts of conservation programs, all the Rhino species are going to extinct! We will not see them in future! Poachers should understand that these bad effects on nature will harms us only in return. We need to get aware and aware others.

IUCN Red List: http://www.iucnredlist.org/
The red list now includes 62,000 endangered species, including 25% mammals.


Rahul Bhatia said...

Sad indeed!

Purvi said...

Thats too bad... sometimes I wonder when will humans stop exploiting other beings and the nature

Rachna said...

That is really very sad!

Shreya said...

Oh.. its sad. If they are not saved then we will see them only in photos and videos.

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