Poaching blamed for loss of Western Black Rhino

Associated Press: Lax anti-poaching efforts are to blame for the loss of the last wild specimens of Western Black Rhino, leading the rhinoceros subspecies to be declared officially extinct this week, conservationists said Friday. Researchers estimate about 10 of the long-legged West African variety of Black Rhino survived in Cameroon until 2000. Prized by poachers for their horns, which are used as trophies and in traditional medicine, the Western Black Rhino now exists only in zoos. "There were very limited anti-poaching......

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