Rhino Deaths in January 2013

in Environmental Threats

Wildlife protection organizations and the South African Government reported that 82 rhinos were killed by poachers in January 2013. In Kruger National Park in South Africa, 61 rhinos were killed. 14 poachers were arrested as well.

In 2012, a record 668 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa.

Source:  Adam Vaughn, “WWF plans to use drones to protect wildlife,” Guardian, February 7, 2013.

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