Rate of rhino poaching in South Africa

In the first six months of 2011, nearly 200 rhinos were killed and poached in South Africa. 333 rhinos were killed in 2010, 122 killed in 2009, and 83 killed in 2008. There are about 24,000 rhinos left in Africa. The increase in poaching of rhinos is due to the increase in demand for ivory products in Asia.

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Rhinos Killed in Zimbabwe in 2008-2009

Around 120 rhinos were killed by wildlife traffickers in Zimbabwe between March 2008 and June 2009. The rhinos were killed by the traffickers in order to meet the demand of China’s black market trade in rhino horns. There are between 400 to 700 rhinos left in Zimbabwe.

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