New Attention Towards Recent Rhino Extinctions: Western Black Rhino

The emerging debate around the recent announcement of the Dallas Safari Club’s plans to auction a trophy hunt for a critically endangered black rhino in Namibia has touched off a firestorm of comments from concerned individuals and organizations around the world.  The International Rhino Foundation’s (IRF) commentary on this auction can be found on our…

The Javan Rhino’s Final Stronghold

By Bill Konstant, IRF Program Officer August 27, 1883.  It’s been called “the day the world exploded.”  One hundred and thirty years ago this month, the volcanic island of Krakatau (Krakatoa) blew its top.  The smoking mountain had given several days warning to the human inhabitants of Java and Sumatra, the closest large islands, but…