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Information is power. And in the fight to stop rhino poaching, there is nothing more important than knowing the facts and staying up-to-date with developments that affect the illegal trade in rhino horn.
Rhino poaching in Africa is now at an all-time high. Poaching was widespread in the 80’s and early 90’s, but had died down due to some wonderful conservation efforts. Populations were increasing and the forecasts were good. This is no longer the case.
Scientific testing has confirmed that rhino horn contains no medicinal properties. The horn is made of the same material as human fingernails.
Today there are fewer than 30 000 rhino left throughout Africa and Asia combined. The need to protect endangered rhinos is at an all time high.
Today there are five species and 11 subspecies of rhinos surviving on earth. Two species (Black and White) occur in Africa. Three species (Greater One-horned rhino, Javan, and Sumatran) occur in Asia, according to the International Rhino Foundation.
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DAILY POACHING STATS OF THE ENDANGERED RHINO IN SOUTH AFRICA