MNN.COM›Earth Matters› Animals Infographic: Understanding the rhino wars When rhinos rebounded from the brink of extinction last century, it was a historic, hard-fought victory for conservationists around the world. But now, within just five years, the global rhino wars have suddenly returned -- along with a few 21st-century twists
This fine art print is hand signed by the artist, Will Bullas. It is published and authorized by the Will Bullas Studio. Images are printed on archival watercolor paper and use the finest archival ink
A girl and her rhino.
Rhino horns are rare and extremely valuable because of the role they have played within traditional medicine in some Asian countries including China and Vietnam. Consumption of rhino horn is believed to cure a vast array of illnesses ranging from a hangover to cancer. However, rhino horns are actually made out of keratin, which is the same protein human nails are made out of. #wwf #rhino #chibi #cute #wildlife #worldrhinoday #environment
A lot of people are unaware that rhinoceroses are killed to have their horn removed. Lack of information continues to increase the demand of rhino horns and further threatens the species. #wwf #rhino #chibi #cute #wildlife #worldrhinoday #environment #extinction
The increasing demand for rhino horn in Vietnam has severely threatened the survival of African rhinos. Shipped all the way from South Africa to satisfy wealthy consumers in Southeast Asia, horns are being smuggled illegally leaving mutilated, dead rhinos behind. This animal is thought to be one of the strongest in the wild and therefore its horn is perceived as a symbol of power. #wwf #rhino #chibi #cute #wildlife #worldrhinoday #environment
Acquiring a rhino horn serves the purpose of solidifying one’s social standing and emphasizes one’s belonging to a particular group. In many cases, rhino horns are gifted to people in positions of power. All species in this globe have the right to live. They are the owners of this world just like us human beings. They just can't communicate in human languages to ask for their rights against the cruel and selfish human :( #wwf #rhino #chibi #cute #wildlife #worldrhinoday #environment