In the News
February 09, 2021
In an effort to save endangered rhinos, Cornell researchers and Namibian colleagues found that transporting rhinos upside down from helicopters was safe and quick.
January 28, 2021
To keep rhinos safe from poaching and to distribute individuals across habitats, management teams must often tranquilize rhinos in remote areas that cannot be accessed by roads — this often leaves one option: airlifting them out via helicopter.
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January 18, 2021
In a new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine scientists have found that when moving endangered rhinoceroses in an effort to save the species, hanging them upside down by their feet is the safest way to go.
December 09, 2020
The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has released its 2020 Annual Report, detailing its progress in its key strategic priority areas, including "Advances in Animal, Human and Ecosystem Health."
September 09, 2020
Cornell veterinary student Alexander Levitskiy ’24 reflects on his experience working in Indonesia last summer as part of an international program that exposes students to wildlife conservation work.
December 13, 2018
Cornell undergraduate Montana Stone ’19 is documenting the normal vocalizations of Javan rhinos for the first time. The recordings will allow scientists to better monitor the Javan rhino population, gain insights into group dynamics and structure, and potentially help to identify ideal candidates for eventual translocation to establish a second population.
November 09, 2018
Now more than ever, animal and human health issues require solutions that span oceans and borders - and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is hard at work. Read about the impacts our faculty and staff, students, and alumni are having around the globe.
November 08, 2018
There are only an estimated 68 Javan rhinos left on the planet, and Cornell is working with Indonesian partners to investigate disease threats and translocation techniques to help secure a future for this critically endangered natural treasure.
May 04, 2018
Last month, rangers in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park found an adult male rhino dead on a beach. A necropsy determined the rhino’s death was due to complications from a twisted bowel, putting to rest fears of poaching or contagion.
March 20, 2018
There is a genuine urgency regarding the fate of our planet's wildlife – including the world’s remaining rhinos. We need to recognize not only our own dependence on wild nature, but also that we need a more humble, enlightened sense of our own place in the world if we are to successfully halt and reverse the trends we face.