COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Protecting the world's rhino population will be the focus of a Columbus Zoo event Nov. 14.
International Rhino Foundation program officer Bill Konstant is the featured speaker for the lecture at the Ohio State University Fawcett Center. The U.S.-based organization is dedicated to survival of the world's five remaining rhino species.
The presentation is titled "Year of the Rhino — What's Next?"
The rhinoceros population has been under assault from poaching, forest loss and habitat development in Asia and Africa. There are as few as 100 Sumatran rhinos left, and even fewer Javan rhinos.
Proceeds will benefit the foundation's efforts, with a reception and silent auction after the presentation.