Friday, February 23, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Javan rhino officially extinct In Vietnam

Posted on Sunday, 6 January, 2013 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: WWF

 
The last Javan rhinoceros living in Vietnam has died meaning that the subspecies is now extinct.

Back in 2010 there were reports of a large female rhino aged between 15 and 25 being shot and killed by poachers for the purpose of removing its horn, now it appears that this individual was in fact the last of its kind. This is the second subspecies of Javan rhino to be driven to extinction, the third and final subspecies exists in limited numbers in Indonesia with only 35 individuals remaining.

"The Javan rhino is only the tip of the iceberg," said conservationist Sarah Brooke. "Many other species are declining rapidly in Vietnam and remain in only fragments of their former ranges with very small populations."

"It's official: There are no more rhinos left in Vietnam."

  View: Full article

 Source: Live Science


  Discuss: View comments (18)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by AsteroidX on 7 January, 2013, 0:50
Start local Think Global. These things just happen and like the Oz poster stated theres much better options then whats going on today. Sad news.
Comment icon #10 Posted by IamLegend on 7 January, 2013, 1:13
Remember the rhino is only extinct in Vietnam. There are still some left in Indonesia.
Comment icon #11 Posted by csspwns on 7 January, 2013, 2:28
This is utterly unexceptable on today's standards, why we haven't yet made an area for these endangered animals is beyond me governments spend millions upon millions on weapons but cant build a reserve for these animals. I know we have plenty of spare land in oz surely we can make a reserve for these animals and bring them here till it safe to take them back and I am pretty sure the average aussie block doesn't need rhino horn to make hes penis bigger. there is a reservation in Java, Indonesia where the last of the rhinos live
Comment icon #12 Posted by ShadowOfMothman on 7 January, 2013, 8:18
This Is Mankinds Legacy, the destruction of our earth and everything on it, unfortunate. I'm sorry to say it, but I have to disagree. We cannot destroy the Earth or any living organism on it, we can only destroy ourselves. And that's what we're doing right now, destroying ourselves, because we are unable to understand how essential the natural world is for our survival.Humanity may become extinct but not life itself. Because... "Life finds a way"(I had been waiting for ages for a chance to say this XD )
Comment icon #13 Posted by Myles on 7 January, 2013, 12:18
I'm sorry to say it, but I have to disagree. We cannot destroy the Earth or any living organism on it, we can only destroy ourselves. And that's what we're doing right now, destroying ourselves, because we are unable to understand how essential the natural world is for our survival.Humanity may become extinct but not life itself. Because... "Life finds a way"(I had been waiting for ages for a chance to say this XD ) Sure we can. Just look at the Thylacine. It was a living species and now it is not. While we may be destroying ourselves in the process, we are most certainly destroying other livi... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by KainFall on 7 January, 2013, 13:09
Can you imagine? that in a puddle somewhere in a deep dark cave.. A new colony of a species is being made.. Anyone familiar with the Quran?
Comment icon #15 Posted by Mistydawn on 7 January, 2013, 14:04
Remember the rhino is only extinct in Vietnam. There are still some left in Indonesia. Give it time....
Comment icon #16 Posted by MJNYC on 7 January, 2013, 18:21
We are all connected. I truly believe that every time we contribute to the extinction of a species, whether it be plant or animal, we are just killing ourselves. But, those ignorant enough to kill a rhino for it's body parts would never understand that.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Mag357 on 8 January, 2013, 2:29
Frankly, I'm sick to death of having adverts appear on television telling me, a European, to donate money to save animals in parts of the world I'll never go to, and I have donated by the way, only for the people/governments actually living there letting them become extinct anyway. I'm tired of giving money only for these animals to become extinct anyway. Honestly, I'm at the point where I'm just going to say that if the governments and native people of these countries don't give enough of a damn to save these animals, then why should I bother anymore? They probably spend more money to adverti... [More]
Comment icon #18 Posted by justcalmebubba on 8 January, 2013, 10:15
the more we hurt the earth the more we kill our selves may not be any short term effects but long term deffently but them i realy cant say a lot cause i do hunt for food not trophies there is a difference


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
CT scans reveal baby thylacines for first time
2-22-2018
Scientists have used modern scanning techniques to discover what thylacine infants really looked like.
Transplant patient ends up with two hearts
2-22-2018
A man in India unexpectedly underwent a rare operation that has left him with two working, beating hearts.
NASA reveals Phoenix lander's dusty grave
2-22-2018
A new image of the long-dead Phoenix lander on Mars has shown that it has become coated in a layer of dust.
How did the Egyptians align the Great Pyramid?
2-21-2018
Archaeologist and engineer Glen Dash has worked out how such a precise alignment was achieved.
Other news in this category
Scientists to explore 'mystery' ecosystem
Posted 2-12-2018 | 3 comments
A new expedition is set to investigate an unexplored ecosystem hidden beneath a huge Antarctic iceberg....
 
Aquarium captures footage of hatching octopus
Posted 2-11-2018 | 5 comments
The remarkable video shows the moment a young cephalopod emerges from its egg and changes color....
 
Are woodpeckers damaging their own brains ?
Posted 2-4-2018 | 7 comments
The act of hitting tree trunks thousands of times may actually be giving woodpeckers brain damage....
 
New study finds that polar bears are starving
Posted 2-2-2018 | 9 comments
The diminishing Arctic sea ice is making it almost impossible for polar bears to satisfy their energy needs....
 
Killer whale learns to say 'hello' and 'bye'
Posted 1-31-2018 | 9 comments
A 14-year-old orca named Wikie has succeeded in imitating some of the words spoken by her trainer....
 
Scientists find that mosquitoes can be trained
Posted 1-26-2018 | 4 comments
A new experiment has revealed that mosquitoes are able to remember when a person tries to swat them....
 
New fly is named after Arnold Schwarzenegger
Posted 1-24-2018 | 7 comments
A tiny fly with very strong forelegs has been named after one of the world's most famous bodybuilders....
 
Study shows cats can be right or left-pawed
Posted 1-22-2018 | 8 comments
It's not only humans who favor one hand over the other - cats seem to share this preference as well....
 
Hawks caught starting fires in Australia
Posted 1-13-2018 | 8 comments
A new study has revealed that some species of hawk deliberately start fires in the Australian outback....
 
Mystery surrounds snake eggs in sandpit
Posted 1-7-2018 | 3 comments
43 eggs found in a children's sandpit in Australia may be from one of the world's most venomous snakes....
 
Nature's smallest rainbow found on tiny spider
Posted 1-4-2018 | 3 comments
The minuscule peacock spider has a rather colorful way of attracting the attention of the opposite sex....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ