MNN.COM›Earth Matters› Animals Infographic: Understanding the rhino wars When rhinos rebounded from the brink of extinction last century, it was a historic, hard-fought victory for conservationists around the world. But now, within just five years, the global rhino wars have suddenly returned -- along with a few 21st-century twists
This infographic, created by Earth-touch.com, shows the dangers that rhinos face around the world. Out in the wild, rhinos have no real predators. Even tigers and lions stay the hell away from them. Their imposing physique coupled with the fact that they can go completely ballistic when provoked has taught other animals to avoid them.
When will we stop this? The white rhino. Killed by poachers for its horn and fuelled by demand from Vietnam, rhino poaching in South Africa shows no signs of abating, with a record 341 killed there this year to date
South Africa today released the official poaching stats for 2016. The number of rhino poached fell slightly to 1,054 (from 1,175 in 2015). This is still a large number and one we must continue to reduce more significantly. 🦏 🦏 🦏 Read our thoughts here: https://www.helpingrhinos.org/…/1…/2016-rhino-poaching-stats
About 1 month ago the stat was one rhino poached for every 36 hours which passed, this year rhino poaching has become so intense that the stat is now one rhino poached every 18 hours. WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE DONATE TO THESE RHINO CAUSES!!