Deadly rhino horn trade
Facts and figures on rhino poaching in Africa
- Nearly 2,400 rhinos have been poached across Africa since 2006.
- The high level of poaching means that growth of the rhino population is at its slowest since 1995.
- Rhino poaching increased by 43% between 2011 and 2012.
- 3% of the rhino population was lost in 2012.
- In 2012, at least 745 rhinos were poached throughout Africa, the highest in two decades.
- This year a rhino is being poached every 11 hours, which is higher than the 2012 average.
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