Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct

Very sad. I wish poaching laws existed, but I guess those places don’t care….

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by Blake Deppe / People’s World

western-black-rhino-with-calfAccording to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Africa’s western black rhino is now officially extinct. After being a victim of increasingly devastating poaching and seeing little to no conservation efforts, the species is now gone, and others – including the northern white rhino and Asia’s Javan rhino – are expected to swiftly follow unless efforts to stop the senseless killing of them prevail.

The black rhino had not been seen in West Africa since 2006, and had been on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species since then.

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