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Plight of the black rhino

Once one of the most widespread and numerous rhino species in the world, the global black rhino population declined by 97 percent from 1970 to 1992. The critically endangered species’ plight can be largely blamed on two major threats: poaching and habitat alteration. Rhino poaching, which is illegal hunting, occurs largely in an effort to procure rhino horn. It’s estimated that an average of three rhinos are killed each day to feed the demand for the rhino horn on the black... Read More
at Wednesday, November 1, 2017