It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the passing of .
on the 17th September 2016. Sandy left behind her three children, seven grandchildren and loving husband Kees Rookmaaker, the director and chief editor of the RRC. - RRC Team
The Rhino Resource Center is a registered charity aiming to collect and distribute information about the rhinoceros, of which all existing species are on the brink of extinction. For funding opportunities, look here.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Here are some events which we would have attended if we had a chance. So, if you are anywhere near, go and participate.
Release of 'Remembering Rhino's': Wednesday 1st November 2017
The Remembering Rhinos book launch will be held at The Royal Geographical Society in London, on Wednesday 1st November 2017. It will be introduced by the President of our charity partner, The Born Free Foundation, Will Travers OBE. Compered by our founder Margot Raggett, it will feature talks by Saving The Survivors founder Johan Marais and former Wildlife Photographer of the Year Steve Winter. Tickets for this event are available for you to buy here.
THE COLLECTION OF RHINO ART OF EMILIO GARGIONI
Mr Gargioni has collected rhinos in modern art for many years and has over a thousand pieces. An interview with the collector and a selection of his material is found in an entirely new section.
BOOK ON THE AFRICAN RHINOCEROS BY KEES ROOKMAAKER
ENCOUNTERS WITH THE AFRICAN RHINOCEROS
Münster, Schüling Verlag, 148 pp., 157 illustrations (many in colour).
Three reviews are Here, Here And Here
The book (A4 format) is a reprint of the monograph published online in the Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africain 2007. It is competetively priced at 59 Euro. To order, contact the publisher at: email@example.com
The production of Encounters with the African Rhinoceros was sponsored by the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, Care for the Wild International, Henri A. Carpentier of Carino – RRC, Jane Kennedy of the International Rhino Keeper Association, David Lacey, Anna Merz of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, San Diego chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, SAVE Foundation of Australia, Library of the World Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of San Diego
BOOKS ON RHINOS
There are many interesting books on rhinos, technical and popular.
The following book is available from the Natural History Book Service, www.nhbs.co.uk:
Anna Merz, Rhino (3rd ed. 1999) - £ 8.50
DOCUMENTS OF THE AFRICAN RHINO SPECIALIST GROUP
The IUCN/SSC African Rhino Specialist Group (AfRSG) has chosen the RRC website to provide public access to some of their important documents in October 2007.
Dr Martin Brooks, former Chair of the AfRSG, wrote in Pachyderm (no.44, 2008, p.12):
”Updated website with links to Rhino Resource Center - During the period under review the AfRSG’s web page has been updated providing links to a number of relevant documents hosted on the Rhino Resource Center website.”
Emslie, Richard H., Amin, Raj & Kock, Richard (eds), 2009. Guidelines for the in situ reintroduction and translocation of African and Asian rhinoceros. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission no. 39: i-v, 1-115
Note: Paper copies of this report are now available from the Zoological Society of London.
Monitoring African rhino: trainee's guide (2007)
Translocating black rhino: current techniques for capture, transport, boma care, release and post-release monitoring (2007)
Guidelines for the in situ translocation of the African elephant for conservation purposes (2003)
African rhino: status survey and conservation action plan (1999)
African elephants and rhinos: status survey and conservation action plan (1990)
DOCUMENTS OF THE ASIAN RHINO SPECIALIST GROUP
The IUCN/SSC Asian Rhino Specialist Group (AsRSG) has given permission to the RRC to provide access to their documents.
Asian rhinos: status survey and conservation action plan (1996)
DOCUMENTS OF THE SADC REGIONAL PROGRAMME FOR RHINO CONSERVATION
Raoul duToit, coordinator of the SADC RPRC for southern Africa, has allowed the RRC to provide access to their public documents.
All items are listed and available as PDF. Type SADC in the author field of the Literature Search for a complete list.
DOCUMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL RHINO KEEPER ASSOCIATION
Proceedings of the Fourth Rhino Keepers workshop 2005
Proceedings of the Second Rhino Keepers' Workshop 2001
Proceedings of the First Rhino Keepers' workshop 1999
RHINOCEROS HUSBANDRY MANUALS
AZA Rhinoceros husbandry resource manual.- Fort Worth, Zoological Park (1996)
Goeltenboth, R.; Ganslosser, U.; Tomasova, K. Husbandry guidelines (1995)