Target: United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director Daniel M. Ashe and Kenya Wildlife Service Director William Kibet Kiprono
Goal: Take emergency action to safeguard the last remaining Northern White Rhinos, which is at the edge of extinction.
The Northern White Rhino is on the brink of extinction after the recent death of a female named Nabire in the Czech Republic. Data indicates that only four Northern White Rhinos are left after the death of the 31-year-old Nabire. The death of this rhino is a symbol of the serious decline of the species due to human greed. It has almost been wiped out due to poaching and hunting for their horns.
Reports claim that only four of these Rhino species are remaining around the world–one in San Diego and three in Kenya. The rhinos in Kenya were shipped there from a Czech zoo in the hope that the natural environment would encourage breeding, but that plan failed.
Nabire suffered from uterine cysts, making her unable to produce an offspring. With Nabire’s death, only three females remain, but they are unable to breed. Pathological cyst was the cause of Nabire’s death, and even though it brought the species to near extinction, it ended Nabire’s suffering. The death of the animal is a terrible loss as she was bred in captivity as the last hope of saving its species.
After Nabire’s death, the Czech zoo is alleged to have taken out her healthy ovary in a move to to try to save what is left of the species. However, scientists still have to come up with a better way of producing an offspring using an artificial method. Urge the world’s leaders in wildlife conservation to take emergency action to save this species from vanishing forever.
Dear Daniel M. Ashe and William Kibet Kiprono,
One of the world’s critically endangered rhinos, the Northern White Rhinoceros, edged closer to extinction after the death of one of the last five of its kind, a female named Nabire. The 31-year-old rhino who lived her entire life at a Czech zoo died of a ruptured cyst, leaving only four Rhinos in existence–one in a San Diego zoo and the other three in Kenya.
The death of Nabire was a major loss because she was one of the remaining five Northern White Rhinos in the world. Rhinoceros populations across the world have declined for the last few decades due to poaching and human greed. These animals have been driven to extinction due to demand for their horns that is alleged to be used for medical and cultural purposes.
Since the last remaining species of these rhinos are in your countries, I urge you to take immediate measures to save the species. Please take emergency action towards this positive cause.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis