“Mr Payne attributes the sharp decline in the population to being hunted for use in traditional Chinese medicine.”

Via on Dec 26, 2011

Update: Sad photo.

 

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Mom, what’s a Rhino?

Nevermind, I’m playing a video game.

“The last hope for this species of rhino.” Of course, it’s really already too late due to a lack of genetic diversity—see comments in reddit.

Last year, another major species of rhino went extinct. Why? Palm oil (it’s in your pantry, in your peanut butter…). Why? Poaching. Why? Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Read the article here:

Capture of rare rhino gives hope for species.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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