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  Rhino Programme - Kenya Wildlife Service
In Kenya, fl rhino numbers dropped from an estimated 20,000 in 1970 to an estimated 550 in 1984, 381 in 1987 and, 398 in 1991.
The numbers of rhinos continue to increase within major sanctuaries, both KWS and the private sanctuaries, at an annual rate of 4-5%, while rhino numbers in the large and difficult areas have remained stable.
Specifically, the goal is to increase the fl rhino numbers by at least 5% per annum and reach a confirmed total of 500 rhinos by 2005, 650 rhinos by 2010 and 1000 rhinos by 2020.
www.kws.org /rhino.html   (607 words)

  Rhino (JavaScript engine) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rhino project was started at Netscape in 1997 and released to mozilla.org in 1998.
Rhino works in both compiled as well as interpreted mode.
Rhino can be used as a debugger by making use of the Rhino shell.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rhino_project   (147 words)

 North Pacific—Building Materials East—Northeast Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rhino Decking® is a composite decking and railing system manufactured from wood and plastic.
As when doing any home improvement project, all safety precautions must be taken when handling materials and tools, including, but not limited to, the use of eye protection, gloves, safety guards on saws, and all power tools.
Rhino Deck® is made out of HDPE plastic and wood, color variations and uneven fading may occur when exposed to the elements.
www.saxonville.com /sax_rhino.html   (915 words)

 DSWF - Save The Rhino Trust project
Rhino numbers were reduced to approximately 30 animals in the beautiful, remote landscape of Damaraland and Kunene province.
Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) was set up by Blythe Loutit and other concerned individuals, to work with government and local leaders to conserve the rhino in communal lands by means of anti-poaching patrols and monitoring of the animals.
Today, rhino numbers in the area have increased to between 100-200 and they are now the last truly wild fl rhinos in Africa, not fenced or under armed guard.
www.davidshepherd.org /projects/save_the_rhino_trust.shtml   (346 words)

 The World's Rhinos
Rhinos are being forced into extinction due to the high demand of their horns in China and neighboring countries in the Far East.
Rhinos are becoming rarer and the value of the horn rises as a result.
Rhinos of Africa: The African fl rhino was formerly the most abundant species with a population of 60,000 in 1970.
www.ecoworld.com /Home/Articles2.cfm?TID=333   (1511 words)

 GTZ Wildlife Programme in Tanzania, Selous
    Rhino Project
The Selous Rhino Trust is presently dealing with rhino protection in the Selous in cooperation with the Selous Administration.
The immediate emphasis of the project is on stabilizing the existing satellite fl rhino populations currently known in the SGR and surrounding region.
The rhino specialist contracted by the NGO guides the surveying and researching of these other likely rhino areas in and around the reserve.
wildlife-programme.gtz.de /wildlife/srp.html   (494 words)

 Rhino project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rhino is an open source implementation of JavaScript.
It is developed entirely in Java and managed by the Mozilla organization.
The project gets its name from the animal on the cover of the JavaScript book [1] (http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jscript3/) from O'Reilly (preview online) (http://safari.oreilly.com/?XmlId=0-596-00048-0).
wikipedia.lotsofinformation.com /wiki/index.php/Rhino_project   (121 words)

 SOS Rhino
Translocations are very elaborate circle-exchanges in which rhinos from zoos or areas with enough individuals are brought to places where populations have become to small to survive on their own.
Pete Morkel, the FZS project leader at Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, says the rhino rangers are permanently patrolling the crater floor with at least two vehicles and monitor the animals from several fixed observation posts.
Six years later the project was extended to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya for protection and surveillance of the rhinos in the borderland between Tanzania and Kenya and protection of the wildebeest and zebra dry season habitat in the Serengeti ecosystem.
www.sosrhino.org /news/rhinonews112304.php   (1073 words)

 Save the Rhinos Campaign Indian Rhino Programs
Indian Rhinos are highly dependent on access to water and mud for the wallowing essential to thermo-regulation and the elimination of parasites, and swim quite well.
The rhino population actually needs to be reduced to protect the habitat and mitigate the increasing human-wildlife conflicts as rhinos venture out of the protected area and into agricultural areas.
The Indian Rhino Program objective is to double the number of secure reserves for Indian Rhinos by adding three new rhino reserves in India, and then within those reserves doubling the population to 100 rhinos each (total of 300) through translocation and support to ensure they are properly protected.
www.rhinos-irf.org /savetherhinos/programs_indian.htm   (1338 words)

 WWF-Malaysia Careers in Conservation - Job Vacancies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The focus of the ‘Rhino Rescue’ project is not only to save the critically endangered Sumatran Rhino species, but also to raise awareness and to educate the public on environmental and conservation issues.
The overall goal of the project are to secure at least two Protected Areas, in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah, for the recovery and maintenance of stable Sumatran rhino populations including on-the-ground protection from poachers, and the generation of alternative incomes for those currently dependent, directly or indirectly, in the poaching of rhinos.
Project field activities are working effectively towards achieving targets and milestones set out in the project document.
www.wwfmalaysia.org /C&C/Vacancies/post_007.htm   (890 words)

 WWF | Rhinos | Updates
A field survey of the island of Borneo found evidence of at least 13 Sumatran rhinos in the interior of Sabah—called the Heart of Borneo—that have escaped the relentless poaching that is wiping out most of the rhinos in the region.
In addition to the 13 rhinos found in the interior of Sabah, a region covered with vast tracts of rain forest, a few individuals still survive in other parts of the state that weren't covered in the survey.
There are believed to be fewer than 300 Sumatran rhinos left in the world and they are considered one of the most endangered rhino species because of the intensity of poaching.
www.worldwildlife.org /rhinos/updates/surviving.cfm   (342 words)

 The Rhino Ark Trust
The Rhino Ark’s initiatives are particularly helpful, and I appeal to all to assist them in their fund-raising efforts, to ensure that this eco-system survives into the future.
The Rhino Ark is a purely charitable organization, which was set up specifically to assist the Government of Kenya to finance the vital Aberdare Rhino sanctuary project.
Rhino Ark is confident that, given more resources, and with increased international support there is still time to make a difference.
www.kilimanjaro.com /rhinoark/Default.htm   (504 words)

 UNDP Nepal - Environment, Energy and Disaster Reduction [Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP)]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The project has adopted the model of community-managed forests successfully introduced in Baghmara and Kumrose area in the buffer zone of the Royal Chitwan National Park, for neutralizing the dependency of local people on forest resources and protecting wildlife habitat from unsustainable use.
As a result of continued policy advocacy done by the project, His Majesty’s Government of Nepal has made commitment to declare the northern portion of the corridor to be managed under “protection forest regime”, which will be compatible to the buffer zone management regime in the south.
The project has given special focus to the women, the ethnic groups and the marginalized people in the community through targeted skill development, education and financial support packages.
www.undp.org.np /projects/tiger/index.php   (1350 words)

 Volunteer Black Rhino & Elephant Conservation Africa Wildlife Conservation & Research, Zimbabwe
You will live in close contact with fl rhino, elephants, buffalo and all the other species of wild animal on the 10,000 acre conservancy…you will witness incredible animal relationships, hear their sounds, record vital information, and learn the appreciation of simplicity from the surrounding rural communities.
The rhino were kept on the milk formula for that length of time to continue the human contact and of course as a comforter.
The rhino are penned in a boma nightly and during the day are taken out onto the ranch with their handlers to browse.
www.africanimpact.com /projects/ZIM-IMI   (1427 words)

 IUCN Regional Office for Southern Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A rhino awareness programme for rural schools in southern Zimbabwe will soon be implemented in eight primary schools situated in the Maranda Communal Lands near the Bubiana Conservancy.
This is the first phase of a project, which seeks to develop an approach, with regional applicability, towards stimulating awareness of rhino conservation in rural schools.
The project will ensure that students from the area are made aware of the importance of the rhino and thereby make a direct impact on fl rhino conservation.
www.iucnrosa.org.zw /news/rhino_schools.html   (300 words)

 Black Rhino Conservation
The project is based in a wildlife sanctuary area in the heart of the Zimbabwe Midlands.
The fl rhino populations in Africa suffered dramatic declines throughout the 1970s and 1980s as a result of poaching to supply the illegal trade in rhino horn.
Noble efforts to protect and manage rhino populations throughout the 1990s have resulted in a stabilisation and slow recovery of the continental population, particularly in the southern African rhino strongholds of South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
www.travellersworldwide.com /17-zimbabwe/17-zim-rhinos.htm   (2077 words)

 Lake Nakuru
Rhino Rescue Trust continues to be vigilant in the preservation of this important national treasure.
In December, 1985 Rhino Rescue, a Trust for all endangered wildlife, was founded by Count Maurice Coreth with the aim of combating the decimation of the rhino population in Kenya.
Rhino Rescue Trust has begun fundraising for the new fence and Gallagher Power Fence has agreed to construct a 1km section of the new fence with RRT providing the materials as a standard for quotes to be obtained by a contractor.
www.rhinorescue.org /lakenakuru.htm   (3802 words)

 African Safari Camp Updates - December 2003
These white rhinos were all females, and with their release the target sex ratio of approximately 2/3 females to 1/3 males - the optimum ratio for breeding – has been achieved.
They are very different from the white rhino, of course, being a browsing animal rather than a grazer, and despite their reputation for aggression, they very quickly adapted to their temporary homes in the bomas.
Despite every precaution, one rhino died of stress as we were trying to return her from an area close to the Caprivi Strip which is a poaching flspot, and we had to euthanase a second rhino which incurred a leg injury during transport.
www.eyesonafrica.net /updates/upd_dec03.htm   (2666 words)

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Its major objective is to facilitate the introduction of a number of male fl rhinos into the park to re-establish a new population of rhinos in Rwanda.
Kes Hillman-Smith: War and the Northern White Rhinos Abstract Garamba National Park in the north east corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo is the last refuge in the wild of the Northern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni).
Nick Lindsay: Ex-situ rhino programmes in Europe Abstract Zoos are expanding the range of activities they undertake in their commitment to wildlife conservation.
www.rhinogroup.org.uk /images/21.doc   (1541 words)

 FOXNews.com - Pregnancy Boosts Endangered Rhino Project
Emi is the only one to give birth twice in captivity; her first delivery in 2001 was the first by a Sumatran rhino bred in captivity since the 19th century.
The breeding program grew out of an international recognition in the early 1980s that the Sumatran rhinos were disappearing at a rapid pace, their rain forest habitat being lost to logging and other development while poachers hunted them for horns that can be sold for tens of thousands of dollars for medicinal uses.
He said increasing rhino protection efforts that battle poachers in their native habitat also is crucial to the conservation effort.
www.foxnews.com /printer_friendly_wires/2006Jun18/0,4675,SumatranRhinos,00.html   (799 words)

 ENN: Environmental News Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We always said that the rhino is a survivor, so when we overcame our early financial struggles it was only natural that we dedicate ourselves to giving back to the animal that provided the inspiration," Ecko said in a statement.
The rhino project aims to double the populations of the Indian, Black and Sumatran rhinos, three of the planet's most endangered species.
Only about 2,500 Indian rhinos are thought to live in the wild, nearly all of them concentrated in the Kaziranga National Park in India and in the Chitwan area of Nepal.
www.enn.com /wild_PF.html?id=355   (292 words)

 Rhino Translocation Project
Namibia´s rhinos are crucial to the long-term survival of both species, but in particular the Black rhinoceros, with almost one third of the remaining population now confined within its borders.
The ERCA rhino translocation project aims to support rhino conservation in Namibia by establishing viable new populations of fl and white rhinoceroses and to extend the range of protected habitat within an raea of key conservation significance.
The project is part of an integrated development plan for the Moesamoeroep ranch and is a privately-run endeavour to support and extend Government-run conservation measures within Namibia.
www.dpz.gwdg.de /repro/EE_CM_RTP.html   (253 words)

 Rhino - JavaScript for Java
Rhino is an open-source implementation of JavaScript written entirely in Java.
It is typically embedded into Java applications to provide scripting to end users.
Information on Rhino for script writers and embedders.
www.mozilla.org /rhino   (64 words)

 AWF: A World Without Rhinos?
In the early 1970s rhino horn was in high demand in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and these magnificent creatures were being poached to the brink of extinction.
AWF cosponsored with World Wildlife Fund and the World Conservation Union an investigation of the rhino trade in North Yemen and Asia that found that North Yemen was one of the highest contributors to the trade and that between 1972 and 1975 the amount of horn legally imported meant the deaths of nearly 8,000 rhinos.
The trust aided the country's scarce rhino population by providing administrative support to conservation efforts as well as the services of a radio specialist who helped develop a communications system that generated publicity about the need for rhino protection and encouraged the government to protect the animals.
www.awf.org /content/headline/detail/1153?print=true?print=true?print=true?print=true   (519 words)

 Conserving the Endangered Rhinoceros - National Zoo| FONZ
The National Zoo’s Rhino Project studies the three major species of rhinoceros, African fl, African white and Indian, to facilitate management and conservation, enhance reproduction and ensure animal well-being.
Rhinos have existed on Earth for more than 50 million years, at one time constituting a diverse array of species that lived throughout North America and Europe as well as in Africa and Asia.
However, it is quite difficult to collect certain types of vital, physiological data from wild rhinos, and these populations are quite vulnerable to catastrophes such as drought and poaching.
nationalzoo.si.edu /ConservationAndScience/ReproductiveScience/Rhinos.cfm   (643 words)

 Kenya's Black Rhino
Your activities will focus on gathering data on the distribution of rhinos and other large herbivores, including elephants, giraffes, and zebras, and measuring the composition and condition of the vegetation on which these competing animals browse and graze.
Besides patrolling for rhinos, you’ll measure acacia trees to determine vegetation growth; conduct vegetation plot surveys; monitor elephant, giraffe, and rhino damage to acacia trees; and observe the behavior of a captive rhino at close quarters.
Data from this project were already used to support the largest transfer of elephants in East Africa, from Sweetwaters to Meru National Park, to stem habitat degradation.
www.earthwatch.org /expeditions/birkett.html   (345 words)

 Pilanesberg Rhino Project - Notching Rhinos
There are various methods that one can use to identify rhinos for study, one is to build up an identikit based on horn length and shape, another way is to look at individual foot prints and another way is to notch the ears of the rhinos so that rhinos become individuals.
The first two methods work very well when monitoring a small rhino population, but when it comes to monitoring a population as big as that of the Pilanesberg, the notching method is best.
To date 90 white rhino are notched in the Pilanesberg, which is just under half of the population.
www.und.ac.za /und/lesci/rhino/notching_rhinos.htm   (268 words)

 Rhino Mocks 2.2 - The Code Project - .NET
Project is new project, the user gives a name that already exists and don't approve overwrite.
Project is new project, the user gives a name that already exist and approve overwrite.
When Rhino Mocks intercept a call from a mocked object it determines if the call is expected by checking the method signature, the object this method was called on, whatever the expectation on this method match the arguments passed for the method.
www.codeproject.com /useritems/Rhino_Mocks_22.asp   (2762 words)

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