(RHINOCEROS) AFRICA — Wildlife monitoring network, TRAFFIC, has predicted that by the end of this year over 500 rhinos will have fallen victim to poaching. Despite the increased security measures taken by countries like South Africa, poachers are still one step ahead. The demand for rhino horn is increasing and is used for everything from supposedly curing cancer to a recreational drug rumored to cure hangovers. Read on for more on the human impact on the future of this endangered species. — Global Animal
Mother Nature Network, Susan Njanji
According to wildlife monitoring network TRAFFIC, there is a predicted loss of 515 rhinos by year end if current poaching rates continue.