The group has declared the black rhino species native to west africa extinct and says another rhino species, central africa's northern white rhino, is possibly extinct in the wild, the bbc. A species of african rhino last seen in 2006 is now officially extinct, according to the world's largest conservation network the latest review of animals and plants by the international union. Africa's western black rhino is now officially extinct according the latest review of animals and plants by the world's largest conservation network. The iucn african rhino specialist group notes that the western black rhino was officially recorded as extinct in chad in 2006 south africa remains committed to doing our part to ensure that rhinonumbers in africa grow - and this partnership is an illustration of that commitment.
Covering the downfall of the once majestic beast roaming the african savannas the western black rhino first began having problems in the early 20th century when modern society began to move in on its territories. Geneva — the western black rhino of africa was declared officially extinct thursday by a leading conservation group the international union for conservation of nature said that two other. The western black subspecies d b longipes was confirmed extinct in november 2011 increased enforcement and policy action is urgently needed to prevent remaining african rhino populations moving further towards extinction. The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros (diceros bicornis) is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and southern africa including botswana, kenya, malawi, mozambique, namibia, south africa, swaziland, tanzania, zambia, and zimbabwe.
To protect black rhinos from poaching and habitat loss, wwf is taking action in three african rhino range countries: namibia, kenya, and south africa together, these nations hold about 87% of the total black rhino population. The west african black rhino is now feared extinct and numbers of the northern white rhino have reached an all time low in the wild in both cases, poaching for rhino horn is the main cause of their demise. Suspecting that these large animals influence their environment, the authors took a close look at rhinos in kruger national park in south africa today, around 10,500 white rhino live in the park. The rarest of the black rhino subspecies, the west african black rhino, is now recognized by the icun as extinct the species was once widespread in central africa, but the population began a steep decline due to poaching.
The black rhino is smaller than the white rhino, although adults can still reach 15 metres in height and weigh in at 14 tonnes the species is distinguished from the white rhino by a prehensile upper lip (hence the alternative name of hook-lipped rhino), which it uses to feed on twigs of woody plants and a variety of herbaceous plants. In 2011 the international union for conservation of nature (iucn) declared the western black rhino extinct: for example, the reassessments of several rhinoceros species show that the subspecies of the black rhino in western africa, the western black rhino (diceros bicornis longipes) has officially been declared extinct. The black rhino species is critically endangered and looks to become more so, as rhinos are being slaughtered across africa and asia on the orders of consumers in asia, particularly vietnam, where the horn is coveted as a supposed cancer or hangover cure or as a symbol of one's wealth. Africa's western black rhino was officially declared extinct in 2011, according to the international union for the conservation of nature (iucn) the subspecies was last seen in 2006 the.
A leading conservation group has declared the western black rhino of africa officially extinct and says two other subspecies of rhinoceros are close to meeting the same fate. The black rhino and white rhino are indigenous to africa within those two species are sub-species this is where the confusion lies one of the sub-species of the black rhino was the western black rhino. White rhino's left in africa source: voa news the international union for the conservation of nature is officially declaring the western black rhino of africa extinct in its latest assessment of the situation, the iucn says two other sub-species of rhinoceros also are close to extinction. Black rhino and the northern white rhino, the situation could have had very different results if the suggested conservation measures had been implemented, simon stuart, chair of iucn's species survival commission.
The western black rhino of africa is extinct poaching is largely the reason for the western black rhino's extinction the international union for conservation of nature (iucn) has announced that africa's western black rhino is officially extinct. The western black rhinoceros or west african black rhinoceros, (diceros bicornis longipes), is an extinct subspecies of the black rhinocerosthey were believed to have been genetically different from other rhino subspecies. The international union for the conservation of nature is officially declaring the western black rhino of africa extinct in its latest assessment of the situation, the iucn says two other sub.
Like the western black rhino, these three subspecies are classified as critically endangered, and according to savetherhinoorg, they are being killed throughout africa and asia to meet consumer demand for horns in asia and especially vietnam, rhinoceros horns are thought to help cure cancer and hangovers, and are also considered a symbol of. The western black rhino of africa has been declared officially extinct, a leading conservation group has said two other subspecies of rhinoceros are close to meeting the same fate, it warned. Board index conservation and management issues of concern general conservation issues endangered species bbc news - western black rhino declared extinct information and discussions on endangered species. Africa's western black rhino: an extinct species 692 words | 3 pages become threatened, endangered, and even extinct one such subspecies, which was not only endangered, but has been declared extinct inhabitat as of june 26, 2013, is africa's western black rhino (lavina, 2013.