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Friday, January 27, 2006

Malaysia's Endangered Rhinos Focus of Rescue Project

Endangered Sumatran rhinos in Malaysia are the focus of a collaborative rescue project of WWF (formerly known as World Wildlife Fund) and Honda motor corporation, which will contribute about US $1 million to the project, WWF on Friday reported.

Goals of the project include reduction of poaching, protection of the rhino's habitat and raising awareness in the community, WWF added, with the aim of increasing rhino numbers, now believed to be fewer than 300 worldwide and existing mainly in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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