Rhinos Killed in South Africa In First Half of 2013

in Environmental Threats

According to criminal justice officers in South Africa, 515 rhinos were killed by poachers between January 1, 2013 to July 23, 2013.

The rhinos were killed for their horns which are sold on the black market in Asia.

(Prices of rhino horns and ivory on the illegal wildlife trade.)

668 rhinos were killed  in all of 2012.

Source:¬† AFP, “Over 500 rhinos poached in South Africa this year,” France 24, July 24, 2013.

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