05 Aug '11, 7am

The Battle To Save The Rhino | Care2 Causes

The Battle To Save The Rhino | Care2 Causes

The fight against rhino poaching in South Africa has taken on military proportions with the government sending in army troops to help protect the embattled species. South African conservationists pride themselves in rescuing the rhino from virtual extinction. At the end of the 19th Century, fewer than 100 white rhinos remained in the wild on the African continent. Through decades of dedicated private and state-led efforts, significant increases in population numbers were achieved and today the country is home to some 21,000 rhinos, by far the largest population anywhere in the world. That is not to say that the rhino is out of the woods, conservationally-speaking. Black rhinos remain classified as critically endangered with only about 4,200 remaining in the wild, while white rhinos are considered as near threatened. Now, a major new wave of rhino poaching is once again ter...

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