- 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.
The UK is leading calls for Vietnam and China to stem the roaring demand for ivory that is driving the rise in poaching in Africa.
If the demand for rhino horns in Vietnam continues at the current rate it could threaten to wipe out this majestic animal.