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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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