It's the third annual World Rhino Day--time to celebrate these magnificent animals and consider what a poorer world it would be without them. Dedicated conservationists across the globe are banding together to combat the evil poaching cabals that threaten to hurl the last remnants of the great Pleistocene megafauna into the abyss of extinction. No way around it: this the greatest poaching epidemic in history. Take a stand, get involved, donate what you can and leave an Earth in which we might still experience the sublime awe that these beings represent.
William H. Funk
I'm a freelance writer focusing on natural history, conservation, and environmental law, policy and politics.