Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000

A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered species.

Rhino horn more valuable than gold, diamonds
Rhino horn more valuable than gold, diamonds

 Rhinoceros horn fetches poachers more than what one gets from comparable weight of gold or diamonds, a critical factor that is driving the extinction of one of the world's largest herbivores, says a new study.

Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal

A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said.

75 Rhinos killed by poachers since 2013

At least 75 rhinoceros have been killed by poachers across different forests in Assam since 2013, the state Assembly was informed Friday.

Scientists find 10,000-year-old woolly rhino carcass in Siberia

The frozen remains of a baby woolly rhinoceros over 10,000 years old, with its fur, eyes and horns still intact have been discovered on one of the coldest parts of northern Russia, a media report said on Friday.

Scientists hold emergency meeting to save endangered rhinos
Scientists hold emergency meeting to save endangered rhinos

Conservationists and scientists have held talks in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction.

Rhino census in north West Bengal begins today
Rhino census in north West Bengal begins today

The officials of West Bengal forest department will from Monday begin a four-day-long census to estimate rhino population in Jaldapara National Park and Gorumara National Park. 

Rhino killed in Kaziranga National Park; toll 20

A male adult rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam in the wee hours today taking the rhino toll to 20 this year, said a forest official.

Rhinoceros to be extinct by 2020

Despite the increasing public awareness of the dangers of illegal poaching on endangered animal species, the number of animals that are poached around the world seems to be increasing according to recent reports. The incessant selfishness of human beings has threatened the survival of wildlife animals. The animal which is getting close to the verge of extinction is the rhinoceros.

Three held after rhino carcass without horn recovered in Kaziranga

Three persons were arrested after the carcass of a male rhino, without its horn, was recovered from the Kaziranga National Park, forest department sources said on Saturday.

Need to check organised gangs in rhino poaching: WWF

As per figures till March 2013, there were only 3,500 rhinos in Asia (compared to over 25,000 across Africa).

`Bachelor` rhino of Mumbai leaves for Delhi Zoo

Shiva, the lone male rhinoceros at the Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan in Byculla here, was on Sunday sent to Delhi`s National Zoological Park.

Over 500 rhinos killed in South Africa this year

At least 515 endangered rhinoceros have been poached so far this year in South Africa, the government said.

Scientists divided over trade in rhinoceros horns

Scientists are divided over whether the trade in rhinoceros parts should be legalized to halt the trafficking that threatens to push the species into extinction.

Nearly 600 rhinos killed in South Africa this year

South Africa has lost a total of 588 rhinos to poaching since January, state-run news agency SA News reported.

Another rhino in Kaziranga shot at, horn chopped off

The rhino, which was shot at and its horn chopped off by suspected poachers, is battling for life and forest veterinarians are attending to it.

Nepal to step up efforts to protect rhinoceros

Encouraged by the increase in one-horned rhino population in the country, Nepal has decided to step up collaborative efforts to protect the endangered species against poachers.

Rhinoceros in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve get unique ID

For the first time in the country, rhinoceros in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve now have unique identity numbers, to keep a close watch over the movements.

Elephants and rhinos act as `gardeners` of forests

The progressive disappearance of seed-dispersing animals like elephants and rhinoceroses is putting the structural integrity and biodiversity of the tropical forest of South-East Asia at risk.

Assam`s ULFA turns wildlife conservationist

The banned faction of United Liberation Front of Asom today called upon the state forest department to
involve international experts in removing horns of rhinos.