Black rhinos still alive in the wild
Over the last 3000 years
Horns were used for medical purposes
Horns are used as a symbol of wealth and medicine
How to support ?
There are many ways to support the black rhinos.
For example you can donate to WWF or you can join an NGO like sheldrickwildlifetrust.org.
You can also gather a group of people and make a petition to fight against poachers.
Poaching numbers have decreased across Africa since the peak of 1,349 in 2015.
South Africa holds nearly 80% of the world’s rhinos and has been the country hit hardest by poaching criminals. Most illegal activity occurs in Kruger National Park, the government and international donors have channeled ever more funding and resources into securing the Park
At 594 recorded poaching incidents in South Africa in 2019, poaching numbers have declined significantly in recent years, but are still too high.
In February 2020 the South African Department of Environment, released the 2019 poaching numbers and shows a decrease of 175 compared to the previous year.
Morever, with strict protection and effective biological reproduction management, black rhino numbers are slowly recovering
Poaching numbers in decrease
Q. What country is the most affected by animal poaching?
A .South Africa holds nearly 80% of the world's rhinos and has been the country hit hardest by poaching criminals, with more than 1,000 rhinos killed each year between 2013 and 2017.
Q. What can we do individually to prevent animal poaching?
A . Never buy any product containing Rhino horn. Stick to certified products, Report any illegal
wildlife trade and Pledge your support. And most importantly inform and raise awareness on the subject.
Q. Why are we poaching rhinoceros ?
for medicine - believed by many to be a cure for a range of illnesses, from rheumatism to cancer - seemed to have "reduced somewhat".
Jewelry and in some countries it is a symbol of wealthiness. Owning rhino horn - particularly for wealthy men in Vietnam - is also seen as a status symbol.
Why are rhinos crucial to the ecosystem
Rhinos have been around for millions of years and play a very important role in their ecosystem. Where there are more rhinos, researchers have discovered, there is greater biodiversity of plants and animals. They’re important grazers, which helps maintain savanna grasslands, which in turn supports numerous other species.
They help keep the ecosystem in a healthy state and most importantly also the rate at which fire spreads in the savannas which are natural carbon sinks.
If rhinos go extinct, it could spell disaster for African savannas—and ultimately for the whole planet.
Local people also depend on the natural resources within rhino habitat for food and income. As one of Africa’s ‘big five’, tourists love to see rhinos in the wild.
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