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File AvailableFoose, T.J.; Strien, N.J. van 1998 Conservation programmes for Sumatran and Javan rhinos in Indonesia and Malaysia. Pachyderm 26: 100-115, figs. 1-11, tables 1-3
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Sumatran Rhino
Poaching pressure is more intense on the Sumatran rhino, whose populations have declined at least 50% in the last decade, almost entirely due to poachers.
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File AvailableFoose, T.J.; Strien, N.J. van 1998 Conservation programmes for Sumatran and Javan rhinos in Indonesia and Malaysia. Pachyderm 26: 100-115, figs. 1-11, tables 1-3
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Asian Rhino Species
The predominant cause of decline of Javan and Sumatran rhino is poaching for the horn. Considerable habitat loss has occurred throughout their range as forests are destroyed for timber or converted to agriculture, but the AsRSG estimates that sufficient habitat remains for at least several thous...
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File AvailableFoose, T.J.; Strien, N.J. van 1995 Asian Rhino Specialist Group activities. Asian Rhinos 1: 2-6
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Indian Rhino
Levels of poaching in both India and Nepal are significant and intensifying.
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Bonal, B.S.; Sharma, R.; Barthakur, T.; Barua, B.; Das, D.C.; Boro, S. 1995 Birth of a female Indian rhino calf in Assam State Zoo. Zoos Print 10 (9): 28-29, figs. 1-2, tables 1-3
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Indian Rhino
Excessive hunting for sport, and poaching.
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File AvailableAmato, G.D.; Wharton, D.; Zainuddin, Z.Z.; Powell, J.R. 1995 Assessment of conservation units for the Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). Zoo Biology 14: 395-402, tables 1-3
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Asia
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Sumatran Rhino
Deforestation, commercial hunting for their horn.
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File AvailableWalker, C.H. 1994 Rhinos in Africa - the present situation.: pp. 1-3

In: Penzhorn, B.L. et al. Proceedings of a symposium on rhinos as game ranch animals. Onderstepoort, Republic of South Africa, 9-10 September 1994: pp. i-iv, 1-242
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African Rhino Species
Why have we in Africa allowed this to happen? The answer is not that simple and even less simple when trying to pin the blame on 1,2 billion faceless individuals in the East who frankly have never seen a rhino and in most respects are totally oblivious of its existence. There is no need, howeve...
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File AvailableBrooks, M. 1992 Chairman's report: African Rhino Specialist Group. Pachyderm 15: 5-6, table 1
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African Rhino Species
The slowing in the rate of decline in the black rhinoceros can be explained simply by there being fewer soft targets, but the populations in many countries have been depleted to dangerously low levels. Less than half the 14 countries with black rhino populations have more than 50 rhinos, and onl...
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File AvailableBaskin, Y. 1991 Archaeologists lends a technique to rhino protectors. Bioscience 41 (8): 532-534
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African Rhino Species
The rhino's greatest liability is its horn. In China, it has been long valued as a staple in folk medicines. In Yemen, it is carved into expensive dagger handles. Trade in rhino horn has been banned by international treaty for more than a decade, but the ban has done little to stem the animal'...
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File AvailableKhan, M. 1989 Asian Rhinos: an action plan for their conservation. Gland, IUCN, pp. i-iv, 1-23
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Asian Rhino Species
Although this decline is in part related to habitat shrinkage and fragmentation, it seems likely that all these species have been declining for many centuries, principally due to the excessive demand for rhino horn for use in oriental medicine. This represents one of the least sustainable uses o...
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File AvailableCumming, D. 1987 Zimbabwe and the conservation of black rhino. Zimbabwe Science News 21 (5/6): 59-62, figs. 1-3
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African Rhino Species
The overiding cause of the decline in black rhino in Africa has been commercial poaching for the horn which is exported illegally to North Yemen and to the Far East; in Yemen the horn is carved into dagger handles while in Asia it is used in traditional medicines where it is believed to reduce fe...
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