10 Nov '11, 1am

Several species of rhino have been poached into extinction or to the point of no return

Several species of rhino have been poached into extinction or to the point of no return

Several species of rhino have been poached into extinction or to the point of no return, according to an update of the Red List of Threatened Species, the gold standard for animal and plant conservation. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS (AFP) - Several species of rhino have been poached into extinction or to the point of no return, according to an update of the Red List of Threatened Species, the gold standard for animal and plant conservation. All told, a quarter of all mammal species assessed are at risk of extinction, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which compiles the list, said on Thursday. About a third of the 61,900 species now catalogued by the IUCN are classified as 'vulnerable', 'endangered', 'critically endangered', or extinct, with some groups, such as amphibians and reptiles, in particularly rapid decline. Rhinoceros have been hit especially h...

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