Conserving the Nature of America
Press Release
Poaching Crisis Prompts Immediate Protection of Southern White Rhino under ESA

September 10, 2013

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In response to an ongoing poaching crisis that is decimating wild rhinoceros populations worldwide, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will take immediate action to protect the southern white rhinoceros under the Endangered Species Act. By extending ESA protection to the white rhino

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