Friday, September 14, 2012

World Rhino Day 22nd September 2012

Only 5 rhino species live in our Planet, 2 are found in Africa and the remaining 3 species live in Southern Asia. All of them are threatened.  The rhino is an example of an umbrella species. An umbrella species is a species whose conservation indirectly benefits the surrounding biodiversity. Such is the case of the rhino. Investing in its conservation will ultimately also protect the habitat it lives in, which is important for the global reduction of biodiversity loss and benefit efforts aimed at improving the well-being of the local communities.

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