According to the WWF, there were 534 rhinos in Nepal at the end of 2011. The number was 99 rhinos higher than the 435 figure counted in 2008. The rise in rhinos was attributed to an increase conservation effort by the communities of Nepal and increased security against poaching activities.
A report by the Associated Press reported that doctors in Vietnam sell crushed rhino horns for an average price of $10 (200,000 Vietnamese Dong).
EUROPOL reported that 72 rhino horns were stolen from museums in 15 European countries in 2011. The horns are believed to be stolen to be used for medicinal purposes in Asia. A kilogram of crushed rhino horn in a powder form can be sold on the black market in Asia for up to $55,000.
Between January 1 to March 28, 2012, poachers in South Africa killed 150 rhinos. In Kruger National Park alone, 87 rhinos were killed by poachers. 90 people in the country were arrested during the three month period for poaching activities.
A record 443 rhinos were killed for their horns in South Africa in 2011, an increase from the 333 killed in 2010. In the Kruger National Park alone, 244 rhinos were killed. Authorities killed 21 poachers and arrested 78 people in the area of the park during the year.Over 95 percent of the cases were believed to have involved poachers from neighboring Mozambique.
A study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund in 2004 found many illegal wildlife products available for sale in New York City. The study researchers visited 22 stores and found 14 stores selling tiger bone products, 10 selling leopard bone products, 5 selling rhino horn products, and 6 selling products derived from bear bile.
In July of 2011, there were six rhinos reported to have been killed for their horns in Kenya. The number of rhinos killed for the month was the same number as the number killed in all of 2008.
341 rhinos have been killed in South Africa in the first 10 months of 2011. In 2010, a total of 333 rhinos were killed. In 2000, 7 rhinos were poached and killed by wildlife smugglers.
Between 2000 and 2007, an average of 12 Rhinos were killed each year in order to meet the supply of rhino horns on the global black market. In 2010, 333 rhinos were killed for their horns.
A kilogram of rhino horn sold illegally was reported to be $97,000.