22 September 2011

Video: The African rhino poaching crisis

To raise awareness of today's 2nd World Rhino Day (22 Sept 2011), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has produced the following video. Please spread the word and share the video on your facebook page, your blog or website.

South Africa has lost at least 287 rhinos in 2011, so far, including 16 or more critically endangered black rhinos. A majority of the poaching incidents have occurred in the world famous Kruger National Park, but privately owned rhinos have also been targeted. Law enforcement officials have made over 165 arrests so far during the year, and some convicted poachers have been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.

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