Vermont for Wildlife
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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