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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 subspecies of the black rhino -- which is classified as "critically endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species -- was last seen in western Africa in 2006.
The IUCN warns that other rhinos could follow saying Africa's northern white rhino is "teetering on the brink of extinction" while Asia's Javan rhino is "making its last stand" due to continued poaching and lack of conservation.
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by maryhinge
There's several rhino breeding programs but none that fostered Western Black Rhino's. I should have been more clear that this was a subspecies of Black Rhino's. Officially there is no living member of the subspecies.
Hyenas are being threatened with extinction because people across Saudi Arabia have developed a taste for the wild animal's meat. In 2008, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed the striped hyena as "near threatened" as its population was estimated to be below 10,000.
Originally posted by 13th Zodiac
reply to post by Kali74
Last seen in 2006 ?.Odd when the definition of extinct, means a species has not been sighted in fifty years. Yes we are doing damage and it is digraceful but so are false reports like these. Let me guess they want your Money ? Offically extinct? I don't Think so. 2049 prehaps
edit on 22-6-2013 by 13th Zodiac because: (no reason given)