1 Tahrcountry Musings: Sad news from Vietnam

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sad news from Vietnam

Javan rhino is gone forever in Vietnam

Vietnam authorities and WWF have confirmed the sad news. The Javan (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) is extinct in Vietnam.

Genetic analysis of dung samples collected from Cat Tien National Park have affirmed that it belonged to a rhinoceros that was found dead in the park in April 2010. Poaching is the likely cause of the death, as the rhino found dead had bullet in its leg and had its horn removed. With this sad loss Vietnam has lost part of its natural heritage.

The Javan rhinoceros is now confined to one population, less than 50 individuals, in Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia

1 comment:

Ramesh said...

Very very sad