Sunday, December 29, 2013

Johnny W. Ronelus: Pt 2 The Changing World of Learning(OPEN) One Planet...

Johnny W.Ronelus The Changing World of Learning

Johnny W.Ronelus The Changing World of Learning

12 Rhino Poachers Arrested in Kenya After Rhino Slaughtered on Private Ranch

12 Rhino Poachers Arrested in Kenya After Rhino Slaughtered on Private Ranch


12 Rhino Poachers Arrested in Kenya After Rhino Slaughtered on Private Ranch
12 suspected rhino poachers and rhino horn buyers have been arrested in Kenya following the killing of a female Southern white rhino on a private ranch.
A manhunt in central Kenya has resulted in the arrest of 12 suspected rhino poachers and rhino horn buyers, after a 10-year old female Southern white rhino was shot at the Mugie rhino sanctuary on December 28, and her horns brutally hacked off.
The rhino’s horns were recovered in the arrest, along with $8,500 USD in cash.
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director Dr. Julius Kipng’etich said via Capital FM Kenya that the poachers may have intentionally struck during the holdiay season.
The poaching season is normally in April but it seems the poachers have changed tactics. They thought because it was a holiday season we would relax our surveillance but they were wrong.
Illegal rhino killings on the rise
Demand for rhino horn throughout Asia - most notably China and Vietnam - is responsible for the surge in the illegal slaughter of rhinos throughout Africa, India, and Nepal.
Although trade in rhino horn is banned, the illegal market in rhino horn - along with other endangered species products - continues to flourish in Asian countries where superstitions attribute rhino horn with “medicinal” properties to treat common ailments.
The Southern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum) population has recovered to over 17,500 from fewer than 200.
However, the Northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) population consists of just eight individuals, after being decimated by rampant poaching to fulfill Asian demand for illegal rhino horn.
Numerous scientific studies have long ago proven there are no medicinal properties in rhino horn.
Source - GO Media - Written by Rhishja Larson - Image source: Wikimedia Commons

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hi Everyone -

Thought the contents of this article and the PDF link too below – findings of this IUCN – Botswana Summit were important enough to share directly with your teachers and on this blog

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/12/12/can-we-avert-the-end-of-elephants/


Here are the Summit Final Urgent Measures — we can likely reference this or use it going forward for our Phase II project.  

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/12/12/can-we-avert-the-end-of-elephants/


Please review and post comments students of Save the Black Rhino Phase I.

Thank you.

George Newman

Friday, November 22, 2013

What We Need To Do

In the Saving the Black Rhino project, the first thing we need to do is raise awareness. Maybe we could make a presentation, or a general website where people don't have to log on to view the information about the project, so it could be more open to the rest of the world. Maybe we could turn this project into a worldwide event! I'll be helping you guys the most I can, even though I'm a senior in Junior High. We'll keep in contact and I'll keep posting if I get more ideas. I'm looking forward to hear your feedback!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Why science matters, especially in the case of this critically endangered species (please watch this informative video below).

These folks wonderful work at the Chester Zoo in England,  inspire us to do our part!!  

Awareness, education, ending demand....saving a species through Kid Power -- you all leading, pulling together with kids from across our planet to ask the governments in the demand countries to help in educating their populace, through ongoing education and outreach programs.  Wonderful job in Phase I everyone.... on to Phase II and III...

Thank you

Best Regards,

George
Scituate, MA USA

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22441199
OK everyone,

They are putting microchip transponders into the rhinos now to trace these animals whereabouts in the wild, in order to also track and intercept the poachers.   At least I think that is the strategy of KWS here.  

We should find out more, as this would be useful for our supply side report.

KWS and Kenyan government behind this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24869589

Sunday, November 10, 2013

:-)

So I know we are still saving the black rhino.Well,I asked one of my Kenyan friends"How many rhinos are left?''he said 213,676,567 rhinos left.I kinda not believe that.If any one has GTA5 that is a good example.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

My Archimedes Scew is my best


Archimedes Screw
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Diodorus Siculus (c. first century BC), Bibliotheke, Book I, 34.2
For since it [the delta of the Nile River] is alluvial soil and well watered, it produces many crops of every kind, inasmuch as the river by its annual rise regularly deposits on it fresh slime, and the inhabitants easily irrigate its whole area by means of a contrivance which was invented by Archimedes of Syracuse and is called, after its shape, a screw.
(Translation by C. H. Oldfather in Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, Volume I, Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1933.)
Diodorus Siculus (c. first century BC), Bibliotheke, Book V, 37.3-4
. . . and what is the most surprising thing of all, they [Roman slaves] draw out the water of the streams they encounter [in Spanish mines] by means of what is called by men the Egyptian screw, which was invented by Archimedes of Syracuse at the time of his visit to Egypt; and by the use of such screws they carry the water in successive lifts as far as the entrance, drying up in this way the spot where they are digging and making it well suited to the furtherance of their operations. Since this machine is an exceptionally ingenious device, an enormous amount of water is thrown out, to one's astonishment, by means of a trifling amount of labour, and all the water from such rivers is brought up easily and from the depths and poured out on the surface. And a man may well marvel at the inventiveness of the craftsman [Archimedes], in connection not only with this invention but with many other greater ones as well, the fame of which has encompassed the entire inhabited world . . .

(Translation by C. H. Oldfather in Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, Volume III, Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1939.
Diagram from R. E. Palmer, “Notes on Some Ancient Mine Equipments and Systems,” Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Volume 36, Pages 299-336, 1926.)

Athenaeus of Naucratis (c. AD 200), Deipnosophistae, Book V
The bilge-water [of the ship Syracusia], even when it became very deep, could easily be pumped out by one man with the aid of the screw, an invention of Archimedes.
(Translation by Charles Burton Gulick in Athenaeus, Deipnosophists, Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1928)
Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), The Fourteen “Quaestiones Mathematicae”
1. A theory is sought for the rising of water by the screw of Archimedes. Even if this machine is used most frequently, still its theory is desired.
(The first of fourteen mathematical problems that this great Swiss mathematician read before the St. Petersburg Academy of Science (St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1757 to be considered as potential problems for the Academy's prize.)
Vitruvius (c. first century BC), De Architectura, Book X, Chapter VI, The Water Screw
1. There is also the method of the screw, which raises a great quantity of water, but does not carry it as high as does the wheel. The method of constructing it is as follows. A beam is selected, the thickness of which in digits is equivalent to its length in feet [16 digits = 1 foot]. This is made perfectly round. The ends are to be divided off on their circumference with the compass into eight parts, by quadrants and octants, and let the lines be so placed that, if the beam is laid in a horizontal position, the lines on the two ends may perfectly correspond with each other, and intervals of the size of one eighth part of the circumference of the beam may be laid off on the length of it. Then, placing the beam in a horizontal position, let perfectly straight lines be drawn from one end to the other. So the intervals will be equal in the directions both of the periphery and of the length. Where the lines are drawn along the length, the cutting circles will make intersections, and definite points at the intersections.
Screw Diagram
CONSTRUCTION OF THE WATER SCREW

2. When these lines have been correctly drawn, a slender withe of willow, or a straight piece cut from the agnus castus tree, is taken, smeared with liquid pitch, and fastened at the first point of intersection. Then it is carried across obliquely to the succeeding intersections of longitudinal lines and circles, and as it advances, passing each of the points in due order and winding round, it is fastened at each intersection; and so, withdrawing from the first to the eighth point, it reaches and is fastened to the line to which its first part was fastened. Thus it makes as much progress in its longitudinal advance to the eighth point as in its oblique advance over eight points. In the same manner, withes for the eight divisions of the diameter, fastened obliquely at the intersections on the entire longitudinal and peripheral surface, make spiral channels which naturally look just like those of a snail shell. 3. Other withes are fastened on the line of the first, and on these still others, all smeared with liquid pitch, and built up until the total diameter is equal to one eighth of the length. These are covered and surrounded with boards, fastened on to protect the spiral. Then these boards are soaked with pitch, and bound together with strips of iron, so that they may not be separated by the pressure of the water. The ends of the shaft are covered with iron. To the right and left of the screw are beams, with crosspieces fastening them together at both ends. In these crosspieces are holes sheathed with iron, and into them pivots are introduced, and thus the screw is turned by the treading of men.
4. It is to be set up at the inclination corresponding to that which is produced in drawing the Pythagorean right-angled triangle: that is, let its length be divided into five parts; let three of them denote the height of the head of the screw; thus the distance from the base of the perpendicular to the nozzle of the screw at the bottom will be equal to four of those parts. A figure showing how this ought to be has been drawn at the end of the book, right on the back.
I have now described as clearly as I could, to make them better known, the principles on which wooden engines for raising water are constructed, and how they get their motion so that they may be of unlimited usefulness through their revolutions.
(Translation and diagram by Morris Hicky Morgan in Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1914, pages 295-297.
The following Latin text is available online: Vitruvius’s De Architetura libri decem published by Daniele Barbaro in Venice in 1567. See page 346.)


Monday, October 21, 2013

Introduction to My Contributions

Hey guys. My name is Rosa. I went to P.S. 33 but I'm a senior in the Pace Academy of M.S.118 now. I've recently thought about your Saving the Black Rhino Project, and I think the first step for you guys is raising awareness of the actual issue. Take it out there. Don't just keep the issue to yourselves. Let the others know what's happening. I have some ideas on how to raise awareness of the black rhino problem. Let me know if you want to know what I'm thinking about.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Another reason why we should try also to save the cousins of the rhino.... Save Me...

Like we need another reason, but if we need another here it is....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24459524

Monday, October 7, 2013

Rhino Extintion Crisis:Illegal Rhino Horn Trade Thrive

    The prominent horn to which rhinos are so well known has also been their downfall.The horn is also valued in North America and the Middle East as an ornamental dagger.

                             Rhino Extinction Crisis

         
              Rhinos have been slaughtered to near extinction to fuel the  insatiable demand for rhinos horn products in China -and more recently Vietnam-all based on myths about the alleged me traditional uses of rhino horn, wildlife traffickers are promoting "non traditional"uses,such as a cure for hangovers and a treatment for cancer.The newly wealthy in Vietnam also seek rhino horn to display  as a status symbol.
        
                  In addition to the demand from China and Vietnam ,unscrupulous wildlife industry professionals in South Africa have returned to supplying traffickers with rhino horn,often via trophy hunting loopholes.Speculations about the  legalization of rhino horn trade is another issue which is fueling the rhinos crisis.

 Needed:Accurate reporting on the rhino crisis.
       Although rhino horn has no medicinal properties ,myths about rhinos horn is unfortunately  still persist.In China and Vietnam,rhino horn is unfortunately promoted as a "remedy"for nearby everything,from hangovers and cancer.These myths surrounding the rhino horn are why rhino are slaughtered illegally and why wild rhino populations in Africa and Asia remain under threat.

         Here we are in 2013 why does the illegal massacre of rhinos continue?
.China is currently believed to be explosion in cities research loopholes by farming rhinos for horns .
.speculations in South Africa about the legalization of rhino horn trade is an issue which is fueling rhino crisis.
.The nearly wealthy in Vietnam seek rhino horn to display status symbol.
       Fact:Rhino horn is not a remedy for fever,pain,arthritis or any other medical condition.RHINO HORN DOESN'T CURE CANCER AND IT IS NOT AN APHRODISIAC.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

HEY TEAM RHINO,

SAY, MR. MASIKA'S CLASS SENT IN A FANTASTIC SUMMARY REPORT OF THEIR PHASE I FINDINGS ON THE DEMAND MARKET WITH RECOMMENDATIONS/CONCLUSIONS ON WHAT TO DO - AND WHAT WE CAN STRIVE FOR IN PHASE II AND BEYOND!!!

I WOULD LIKE TO PUT THIS REPORT TOGETHER WITH A SHORT SUMMARY OF FINDINGS FROM THE OTHER TWO PHASE I CLASSES SOON, THOUGH NO RUSH.

WE THEN SHIP TO SOME BIG POLITICIANS HERE IN USA AND KENYA FOR STARTERS.

MS. MENYA'S CLASS WAS GOING TO DO A END OF PHASE I REPORT ON THE SUPPLY MARKET, AND MAYBE THEIR CONCLUSIONS ON HOW TO COMBAT POACHERS ON THE GROUND IN AFRICA, AND THE INTERMEDIARY TRADERS ON THE CONTINENT.

MR. RONELUS'S STUDENTS WERE GOING TO TELL US HOW WE CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO GRASSROOTS SPREAD THE NEWS OF OUR PROGRAM - KIDS WORLDWIDE UNITE - SAVE THE RHINO.....

LET'S GET MILLIONS OF KIDS WORLDWIDE IN CLASSROOMS ACROSS THE PLANET IN ONE YEAR FROM NOW... TO CRY OUT FOR JUSTICE FOR THE RHINOS AND ELEPHANTS AND WILDLIFE FROM THIS ILLEGAL TRADE.

CHALLENGE FOR THE DAY.

GEO FROM SCITUATE, USA

PS - MS. THAXTER AND SMALL SOLUTIONS, BIG IDEAS IS HELPING US LINE UP CLASSROOMS IN VIETNAM AND CHINA FOR PHASE II, AND IS ALSO COOKING UP A FUNDRAISER FOR US FOR DECEMBER 4, 2013 AT MIT IN CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA

WOULD LOVE TO HAVE  SOME OF YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS BEAM IN TO OUR SPEAKING SESSION ON OUR PROJECT... TBC

Monday, September 30, 2013

HELLO SCIECE CLUB MEMBERS

        First,  i would like to introduce myself my name is Josian Rodriguez I would  post my ideas and opinions of massacre with black rhinos.For the so could helping with sickness.

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Hi All,


We must get one representative student of ours or somehow our group to get input directly to this US Government panel.  I know it is an ambitious long shot, but let's try to see how we can work this through our many contacts.  Soon I will write our local Senator's office again, and Secretary of State in the US - John Kerry.  But let's all talk or email our ideas first.

Mr. Ronelus, you and I must soon visit this WCS organization with a plan for partnership, and to get them to know about our international program on Save the Rhino. They are in the Bronx!! 

All the Best,

George

WCS Statement Following the White House Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking

Washington, DC – September 9, 2013 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s President and CEO Cristi├ín Samper today issued a statement following a White House Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking.

At the event, Samper was named one of eight members of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking. The council was established by a Presidential Executive Order in July. It is tasked with making recommendations to the administration and providing it with ongoing advice and assistance on the issue of wildlife trafficking.

“I am honored to join the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking and I look forward to working with President Obama, Secretary Jewell, and all the members on the council in the fight to stop illegal wildlife trade. Further, I extend appreciation to Secretary Hillary Clinton who helped to bring attention to the issue of wildlife trafficking as Secretary of State and Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton who visited one of our conservation sites in Africa this summer. Both continue to be tremendous allies to this cause.

“The poaching crisis of elephants and rhinos is at a critical point. Action must be taken to prevent the extinction of targeted species. In order to save elephants and rhinos, it is imperative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand. Without addressing the issue at each of these three points, well-organized, global criminal syndicates will continue to wipe out these dwindling populations. Ivory traffickers often participate in trafficking in narcotics and weapons, and with links to terrorist networks. Poachers threaten the lives of both elephants and park rangers trying to protect elephants and other wildlife. The U.S. government must be a leader in this fight.

“African elephants, alone, are being lost at an unprecedented rate and the demand for ivory shows no decline. Approximately 35,000 elephants were killed by poachers last year – some 96 animals each day.

“The Wildlife Conservation Society has a long history of fighting the poaching of wildlife across several continents. We will bring this expertise to this new council to ensure the best information and data is brought to the administration’s efforts to end this crisis.”
Contact:CHIP WEISKOTTEN: (1-202-624-8172;cweiskotten@wcs.org )STEPHEN SAUTNER: (1-718-220-3682; ssautner@wcs.org )

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth. Visit: 

Help These RHINOS!!!!!!!














OPEN Preview



 Hello Alchemist club Members, check out the games we will be playing this year as part of the science club learning activities. Watch this preview video and share your thoughts with me by posting a comment. Let me know which game you like the most or which game you would like to play

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

stop killing the rhinos song

Stop killing these rhions. THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THAT THESE RHIONS ARE DIEING I WAS SURPRISED
Our good thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to our great teachers and classes in Kenya and colleagues and countrymen, especially those lost and wounded at the mall in Nairobi, and their families,...... and of course our class there.

If humans can do this to humans, we know the battle for the rhino, elephant and other endangered money-making species will be a long and difficult one.

Speaking of that protracted battle, let's soon all Skype together next week and discuss next steps for Save the Black Rhino program Phase I reports and goals and objectives for Phase 2  -- Sandra too!!

All the Best,

George


Well the poachers are at it again - they have really up'd the ante here using poisonous gas to kill elephants for their ivory.  Many other animals around these elephants they were after were also killed.  This is in Zimbabwe.

But it seems they may have been caught with the goods.  They should be severely punished and of course interrogated to find out who the "big bad guys & gals" higher are up that illegal wildlife food chain.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24234927


Thursday, September 12, 2013

A short song

oh oh la la laaa can you believe it yeah the rhinos are getting killed oh my gosh come on come on help me help me save the rhinos and my friends from mission society and of course Mr.RRRRRR oh oh oh oh oh oh even the people from Africa we just skype through oh oh oh oh oh oh   

believe it or not the rhinos are really sad

this is a sad story i am going to tell you what its about it is about that there showing photos of the rhinos have no horns the rhinos are laying down because there beating down because of the poachers now pleas help us and the people who care about the rhinos and don't help the poachers that is a warning hope you enjoy the show i know this is off topic but stay i am going to make a shot song

Sunday, September 1, 2013

help save this incredible creatures!!!!

Why should we save the rhino?

Rhinos are critically endangered at the turn of the 19th century, there were approximately one million rhions.In 1970, there were around 70,00.Today, there are fewer than 18,000 rhinos surviving in the wild.In 2005, some of us are lucky enough to be able to travel to Africa and Asia to see them in the wild.Rhinos have been an important part of a wide range of ecosystems for millions of years.Poachers kill rhinos for the price they can get for the horns, illegal logging and pollution are destroying their habitat, and political conflicts.When protecting and managing a rhino population, rangers and scientists in a account all the other species interacting with rhinos and those sharing the same habitat.When rhinos are protected, many other species are too, not only mammals but also birds, reptiles, fish and insects as well as plants.






Wednesday, August 28, 2013

 Baby Black Rhino Endangered!!!!!


 


These animals needs our help they too cute to die.
                       

Save The Rhinos




In any second the rhinos could be extinct, if you are kind enough please help us help them live longer.


 
 
 



Baby rhinos are too cute and too young to die, help us let them live longer so they can grow older and they could explore/experience life.
  


THE END! :'(

Sunday, August 25, 2013

wow omg

wow look at those rhinos suffering i hope you care about the rhinos

Friday, August 23, 2013

Black rhino

a black rhino arrives from a wildlife conservation center in kenya.
 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My Song That I Made Up Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why did you have to why did you have to kill the rhinos look at there faces look at their faces there to sad because the poachers they're  killing them for their horns why did you have to kill those rhinos please who care about them can you save them like me and my class. I just see their faces, I just wish I could communicate with them cause, I post videos, I post comments for the rhinos, for the rhinos so please save the rhinos. I know you care about them but not the poachers and even the wildlife cares about them, I don't know why the poachers are killing the rhinos those rhinos yeah yeah this is our chance to save the rhinos from dying I know you care about them like you care about you you you you you you you you you so stop killing these rhinos just help me and my class and Mr.R save these rhinos save these rhinos save these rhinos.

Karen Vasquez' song for the Black Rhino

Saturday, August 17, 2013

What did I learn?

Rather learn then just sit there playing violence games it is time to learn about what is happening in Kenya.Hope you like this 52 minute video.Thank you Rhino Savers.3>

Friday, August 16, 2013

Hey Hey Hey i just wanted to say Rhinos are not suppose to be treated like this there suppose to be treated with respect like we get treated with respect so people it our time stand up and lets save the rhinos 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Awful News From Park Next Door to City of Nairobi - 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23683420

Any word or update Nairobi - Bungoma on this?

Your song is now needed more than ever!!  Let's make them all a hit series!!

Keep us posted on your recordings and send along your great tunes and videos!!

Monday, August 12, 2013


IMPORTANT ARTICLE ALERT FOR OUR FOUNDER RESEARCH GROUPS IN KENYA...AND NYC KIDS TOO - c/o Mr. Ronelus

 - This is a good one and speaks some to our work.  Well let's say, despite setbacks mentioned in the following article, I think our group can still make a nice contribution to the cause, even as the battle for the African rhino and elephant is intensifying to red alert levels.

Very informative article, which I now post.  This should be especially helpful for the supply and demand country Founder group partners' draft reports (Nairobi and Bungoma students).

This will help your students incorporate the many great things that are already being done in Kenya and other African wildlife countries coordinating and getting the support of allies from 3rd party countries and International Wildlife orgs like WWF.   But there are signs that the good guys/gals initiatives,.. as smart, honorable and brave as they are, are losing this wasteful international fight.

Ms. Menya mentioned that the Kenya Wildlife Officials are still very interested in our program and work outcomes - papers, songs, videos, and rhino game revised!!  

So let's get more motivated than ever to give them something that can help them in their great mission and also promote our education effort --  uniting kids worldwide on the ground in Africa and Asia, and beyond to come together to educate our leaders, and they in turn educate their own people...... and end the senseless, needless, dang stupid and messed up killing of helpless wildlife!

Thanks again everyone for letting me vent again (haha),

George

http://e360.yale.edu/content/print.msp?id=2679

PS - please let me know that the link works OK.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Black rhinos facts :)




The black rhino is massive animal that weighs between 750 and 3,000 pounds and stands between four and half to six feet tall. It is usually consider to have a prehistoric appearance. The female rhinos are slightly smaller than the males. The black rhino has two distinguishing features, a prehensile lip and two facial horns. They may appear a different color than their natural dark gray after wallowing in the mud and waterholes. The black rhino can be found in Africa and Asia. Although they are normally found in savannas, and they can be found in dense forest or tropical and subtropical. As herbivores,the black rhino has a diet that consists of grass,foliage,shoots,buds,brushes or tree. The rhinos prehensile lip makes picking food easier. Despite being solitary creatures, the black rhino does share a symbiotic relationship with another species. Oxpeckers, or tick birds, sit on the rhinos and eat ticks, blood sores and even warn the rhinos of danger.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

look at this video about black rhinos!

LET'S HELP THE BLACK RHINOS                           

Black Rhinos Left In The WORLD

Black Rhinos are slowly recovering from a 96% decline in population, and are now up to about 4,860 surviving today, thanks to conservation efforts. It is shocking to consider that as recently as 1970, there were approximately 65,000 Black Rhinos in Africa. Due to poaching, those numbers decreased sharply to 2,300 remaining in the wild.At the beginning of the 20th century there were 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia. This fell to 70,000 by 1970 and further to just 29,000 in the wild today. Despite this bleak picture, and the continuing threat of poaching for their valuable horns, global rhino population figures have been increasing in recent years.

Friday, August 9, 2013

black rhino fact

Weighs up to 1,5 tonnes and stands about 140 - 160cm high at the shoulder.Weighs up to 1,5 tonnes and stands about 140 - 160cm high at the shoulder.
The population of the black rhino (Diceros bicornis) is steadily declining. Black RhinoFrom a total number of at least 100 000 in 1960, spread across most of Africa south of the Sahara Desert, there are today fewer than 3 500 black rhino left. Most of these survive in southern African countries where there are good protection measures e.g. South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. However poachers are managing to kill rhino in all three of these countries, despite protection. Numbers in South Africa have increased from about 100 to almost 700 since 1930.Three of these rhino species are found in Asia: the Indian or one-horned rhino (population about 1 500), the Sumatran (population about 200) and the Javan (population about 50). The three Asian rhino species are well protected and their numbers have remained steady. The other two rhino are found here in A
africa: the white rhino (numbering about 4 500 - 5 000) and the black rhino (population about 3 000).
  • Rhino are being moved (translocated) away from unsafe areas where poachers are operating, to safe sanctuaries, and protection is being increased for rhino in existing conservation areas.
  • Efforts are being made to stop the illegal international trade in rhino horn, and harsher penalties for people caught poaching and dealing in the rhino horn are being introduced.
  • People are being persuaded to stop using rhino horn for medicines and cultural purposes

Thursday, August 8, 2013

My message to the children of the world!!

Ever thought " Why are these people killing the black rhinos and other animals in Africa??" Well I know I have and hearing about this is very unfortunate and it is very saddening when you hear the stories. But I am not the only one that thinks that this is sad there are kids in Africa who are experiencing these devastations.
 Also there are these people called ecotorists who want to see amimals like the black rhinos and if these people who are killing the rhinos called poachers keep killing the rhinos then that is one opportunity lost for that ecotrist.
And think about this..... do you know how much a rhino means to someone?
STOP KILLING THE BLACK RHINO!!!!

OUR MESSAGE TO KIDS ALL OVER THE WORLD

By Ikrami Ouro

I will say stop the poachers! These animals are almost going extinct. The more you kill the more the numbers decrease. Save the black rhino because the numbers are decreasing.

Kids it is our duty to save nature. Nature is where we come from. We have a spirit from nature. Nature is where the black rhino came from.

By Joshua Garcia


Children all around the world, I am here to tell you about what's happening to tall the black rhinos in Africa. Poachers from Africa are killing the rhinos for their horns because the horns have great value. The people who buy the horns believe it can save them from illnesses. If we kill just one, it's like killing the whole entire population of black rhinos. We already know that the rhino horn don't help cure cancer or any other illness.