Tag: horn


Please Stand with IRF in the Fight Against Wildlife Crime

We are dealing with an unprecedented level of illegal trade in rhino horn, which threatens to dismantle decades of conservation…View Full Release »


De-horning Rhinos

De-horning rhinos is one method sometimes used to discourage poachers. The procedure does not harm the rhino, which is immobilized…View Full Release »


Sumatran Rhino Skulls, Indonesia

Two Sumatran rhino skulls collected by Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) in Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia.  The one on the…View Full Release »


Historically, rhinos were not only killed for just their horns

In addition to their horns, rhinos have been killed through the ages for their meat and skin. In India, the…View Full Release »


Rhino De-horning

Rhinos are sometimes de-horned to discourage poaching.  This rhino from Zimbabwe has been tranquilized for the procedure, which causes the…View Full Release »


A Shameful Record: Offical 2013 South African Rhino Poaching Stats

The numbers are in. The government of South Africa recently announced that a record 1,004 rhinos were poached last year,…View Full Release »


African Rhino Conservation Highlighted at this year's WCN Expo

The Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) held its annual public Expo at San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center last Saturday, featuring…View Full Release »


Prehistoric rhinos: Horny or Not?

Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis), Pittsburgh Zoo It might seem strange, but the first members of the rhino family to appear on…View Full Release »


"R is for Rhinos" … and also for Ridiculous Remedies

It appears that one of the earliest uses of rhino horn by our own species was for forensic purposes – to…View Full Release »


Stopping Vietnam's War on Rhinos

Unfortunately, the rhino poaching crisis is nothing new. Throughout history these large land mammals have been subject to periods of…View Full Release »