photo by Natalie Harder
photo by Natalie Harder
photo by Natalie Harder
photo by Natalie Harder


Rhino populations around the world are being decimated by poaching for their horns. There are fewer than 30,000 rhinos remaining worldwide, so this illegal trade represents a serious threat to rhino survival. South Africa, which is home to almost 80 percent of the world’s rhinos, is a prime target and rangers in Kruger National Park have to stop roughly eight incursions a day.


Studies also show that rhino horn traders generally also deal in other illicit wildlife products, including elephant ivory, pangolin scales, tiger parts and more.




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