Applaud Relocation Program for Rhinos Threatened by Illegal Poaching

Target: International Rhino Foundation

Goal: Commend the rhino protection program for successfully relocating threatened rhino populations

Good news has been reported on the condition of two rhinos that have been recently translocated to Manas National Park in Assam, India. Due to the overwhelming threat of poaching, rhinos have begun to be relocated under the Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2020 program. The sighting of two baby rhinos indicates that the adult rhinos are adapting well to their new environments. Applaud the International Rhino Foundation for implementing this program in order to protect rhinos against deadly poaching.

The Indian Rhino Vision 2020 is partnered with a number of different organizations including the Government of Assam, World Wildlife Fund-India, the Department of Environment and Forests, along with support from various local organizations. The program’s goal is to reach a total of at least 3,000 wild one-horned rhinos to be placed in one of the seven protected areas of Assam by the year 2020.

So far, a total of 18 rhinos have been successfully relocated to the Manas National Park. The program has provided Manas National Park with the essential tools to build and maintain its infrastructure and reliable monitoring system to ensure protection for the rhinos. To attain the intended goal of 3,000 protected rhinos, it is crucial to carefully observe the newborn calves, as well as any new additions to the park.

With the high demand for rhino horns, poaching continues to be the largest threat to rhino populations. However, several governments at the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species have pledged to take action against countries not doing enough to halt the illegal trade of ivory and rhino horns. Commend the International Rhino Foundation for collaborating with several organizations to develop the Indian Rhino Vision, offering protection for threatened rhino populations.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear International Rhino Foundation,

As the demand for ivory and rhino horns elevates, illegal poaching is constantly threatening wildlife populations, placing them under the extensive threat of species annihilation. The majestic one-horned rhino once existed across the entire northern Indian subcontinent, but have since then declined to the verge of extinction.

By partnering with several organizations to implement the Indian Rhino Vision program, you are providing vital protection for rhino populations. I congratulate you on the success of the most recent translocation of rhinos and support the attainment of 3,000 protected rhinos by the year 2020.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. J Davidson says:

    They need all the help they can get. Bravo!!

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