the fact or process of a species, family,
or other group of animals or plants
Back in 2013 and 2014 South Africans
were lamenting the fact that rhinos in wild
were fast becoming a scarce commodity.
In fact Rhinos were on a fast track to
extinction in the wild.
Bewteen 2013 and 2020 there was a 51% decline
in the population (415 down to 202) of Black Rhinos in
South Africa due to
Bewteen 2011 and 2020 there was a 75% decline
in the population (10,621 down to 2,607)
of White Rhinos in South Africa due to
Although there was a sharp decline in poached rhinos
in the 5 years after 2014, there is speculation that
the decline in poached numbers in South Africa
may be partly to do with an increase in poaching
in other parts of Africa.
Kruger National Park, where most of the
poaching takes place, in South Africa,
is 4,900,000 acres in size, which meant
that in 2019 there was only ONE white rino
every 1,900 acres.
Black rhinos were even scarcer at
ONE very 24,500 acres.