World Rhino Day 2013 was celebrated on September 22 in many countries, including Indonesia, with demands made for putting an end to the poaching of the rhinoceros, which are currently on the brink of extinction.
The theme of this year`s World Rhino Day was "Five Rhino Species Forever," aimed at raising awareness about the plight of five threatened rhino species.
Only five species of rhinos have survived globally, with two of them living in Indonesia, namely the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) and the Javanese rhino (Rhinoceror sondaicus).
The remaining three species are the Indian rhino, which can be found in Nepal, India and Bhutan, the white rhino, commonly found in Botswana, the Ivory Coast, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and the black rhino in Cameron, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.
The World Rhino Day was first announced by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF)-South Africa in 2010. The following year, the celebration of World Rhino Day grew into an international success, encompassing both African and Asian rhino species....