IUCN Red List of Threatened Species:  Rhinoceros unicornis

Rhinoceros unicornis

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Population The total population estimate is currently around 2,000 (Foose and van Strien 1997).
Habitat and Ecology The species inhabits the riverine grasslands of the Terai and Brahmaputra Basins (Foose and van Strein 1997).
Threats Over-hunting combined with conversion of habitat for agricultural, teak plantations, and other developments have been the main threats to the species. These pressures brought the species to the brink of extinction in the early 1900s.
Conservation Measures The species has been included on CITES Appendix I since 1975. The species has been intensely protected by the Indian and Nepalese wildlife authorities.

Citation: Asian Rhino Specialist Group 1996. Rhinoceros unicornis. In: IUCN 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 October 2006.
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