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Ahead of Asian meetings, rhino advocates urge more cooperation on endangered species
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, October 5, 2013 1:46 PM EDT
Animal conservationists in Ohio are pushing for more attention and cooperation on the critically endangered Sumatran rhino ahead of economic summit meetings in southeast Asia.
Indonesia is home to most remaining Sumatran rhinos, believed to number as few as 100. They are targeted by poachers for their horns and have lost habitat to development.
Rhino advocates want more government help for protection of the rhinos and for captive breeding efforts, including one at the Cincinnati Zoo.