Environmental, Wildlife

Africa’s bloody war to save its rhino

This is a great series of 17 images from the guardian that highlight the ongoing battle to save the Rhino in South Africa. The sad thing in this battle is that the threat to the rhino comes from a desire for posessions and not from habitat loss or competition for food.  There is big demand from Rhino horn all over Asia for use in herbal medicine as an aphrodisiac.

The scale of the problem is highlighted by the WWF, where they reckon that the growth in poaching has gone from circa 36 Rhinos in all of africa in 2005 to 144 in South Africa & Zimbabwe alone.

Africa’s bloody war to save its rhino | Environment | guardian.co.uk