The endangerment of the Rhinoceros.

Today very few rhinos, survive outside national parks and reserves. Two species of rhinoceros in Asia- Javan and Sumatran are critically endangered. A subspecies of the Javan rhino was classified as extinct in 2011 in Vietnam. There is still a small population of Javan rhinos that cling for survival on the Indonesian island Java. A successful conversation effort has helped the third species of Asian rhinos the Greater one horned rhino (or Indian rhino) to increase their numbers. Their status was changed from endangered to vulnerable, but is still poached for its horns. 

In African, Southern White rhinos were once thought to be extinct but now thrive in protected sanctuaries and are classified as near threatened. But the Northern white rhino subspecies is believed to be extinct in the wild and only a few captive individuals remaining in a sanctuary in Kenya. Black rhinos have doubled in number over the past two decades from their low point of 2,480 individuals but total numbers are still a fraction of the estimated 100,000 that existed in the early part of the 20th century. 

Threats

Habitat Loss
Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park in Sumatra is thought to have one of the largest Sumatran rhino populations, but is losing forests due to conversion for coffee and rice by illegal settlers. In southern Zimbabwe, privately owned rhino conservancies have been invaded by people with no land. This reduces the amount of safe habitat for rhinos and increases the risk of poaching and snaring.

Disease

In the recent years four Javan rhinos, including one young adult female, are thought to have died from disease, probably transmitted to wild cattle in the park and then subsequently to the rhinos.

Illegal Wildlife Trade

Although international trade in rhino horn has been banned under the convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora, since 1977 demand remains high and fuels rhino poaching in both Africa and Asia. 

Although poaching is illegal it still occurs. The main market is now in Vietnam where there is a newly emerged belief that Rhino Horn cure cancer. Rhino horn is also used in other traditional Asian medicine to treat a variety of ailments including fever and various blood disorders. It is also used in some Asian cultures as a cure for Hangovers.

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About Leiana2000

I’M 15 YEARS OLD, AND I LOVE ANIMALS AND NATURE.

BUT SADLY WHEN I’M OLDER, SOME OF THE ANIMALS I HAVE DREAMED I WILL ONE DAY SEE, WOULD HAVE GONE EXTINCT FOR EXAMPLE THE SIBERIAN TIGER AND THE AMUR LEOPARD. THESE AND MANY OTHER ANIMALS ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION DUE TO THINGS SUCH AS HUNTING AND DEFORESTATION. SO I MADE THIS PAGE TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT HOW THEY CAN HELP BY JUST DOING SMALL THINGS SUCH AS SIGNING PETITIONS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY I MADE THIS PAGE AND MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO EDUCATE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD!!!

 

CONSERVATIVES SEEM TO THINK THAT LOVE FOR BRITAIN IS LOVE FOR THE HIERARCHY.

Conservatives seem to think that love for Britain is love for the hierarchy, the monarchy and our silly dated traditions. Conservatives seem to think that not loving these things makes you unpatriotic, an extremist and sometimes even a potential terrorist! If that is true I am an unpatriotic extremist! I believe in equality and I believe that traditions like aristocracy, hierarchy, monarchy and bullshit the class systems that we British value so highly, work against equality. The average simple minded Brit seems to think that love for our German Royal family somehow makes you patriotic, how does that work? What makes me feel patriotic is not our monarchy, our stupid dated traditions or the greedy hierarchy. It is not even watching the over-paid, under-performing football team in fact lately I support who ever they are against! What makes me proud to be British is the beautiful countryside and wildlife. I also love our history it is full of insane rulers, greed and corruption. Although our lame education system seems to forget to mention it to our youth Britain has fascinating mythology full of stories of Goblins, Fairies, man eating Giants and many more strange creatures and interesting stories. I love the choice of food that immigration has bought with it. Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Iranian, Turkish, Jamaican and Mexican foods are all huge favorites of mine and all these foods can be bought from most cities in Britain. I even love the English weather especially the rain.

Hierarchies, aristocracies, monarchies and the greed, social conditioning and snobbishness that comes with them is not something that British people  should be proud of! In fact Britain and the British people should be ashamed. I believe in people, freedom and equality if that makes me an extremist or a hater of Britain than I guess that is what I am.

I do not believe in over privileged, rich boy, conservative snobs that look down on anyone that has less than them or anyone that is different to them, they are so arrogant they have the nerve to point fingers and call people extremists, radicals and terrorists just for having opinions that are not the same as their opinions (even though most politicians opinions and policies are actually decided by money, lobbyist decide what a politician stands for and believes in.)  I do not believe in narrow minded, hypocritical, right winged, non thinking racists that use the mainstream media that they own to stir up race hate and attack people that claim benefits.

Not believing in these things is considered extreme and radical by many conservative minded people, the strange thing is their own beliefs and traditions are the strangest, most racist, ignorant, extreme and most dangerous set of beliefs I have been had to listened to, they believe in oppression.

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