November 10, 2011

Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct

Daniel Boettcher, BBC News

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No wild black rhinos remain in West Africa, according to the latest global assessment of threatened species.

The Red List, drawn up by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has declared the subspecies extinct.

A subspecies of white rhino in central Africa is also listed as possibly extinct, the organisation says.

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TAGGED: Extinct Species, Rhinos