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2007: 13 rhinos poached in S Africa. 2010: 333. 2011: 341 so far. #depressedaboutrhinos

2007: 13 rhinos poached in S Africa. 2010: 333. 2011: 341 so far. #depressedaboutrhinos

Rhino horn demand leads to record poaching Posted on 03 November 2011 | 0 comments South Africa – More rhinos have been killed in South Africa in the past 10 months than were killed in all of 2010, new poaching numbers reveal. Statistics from South Africa National Parks show that 341 animals have been lost to poaching so far in 2011, compared to a record total of 333 last year. South Africa’s grim milestone comes on the heels of an announcement by WWF last week that rhinos have gone extinct in Vietnam. The carcass of Vietnam’s last Javan rhino was found with a gunshot wound and without its horn. At a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) last year, the international community concluded that the increase in rhino poaching has been caused largely by demand for horn products in Vietnam. Law enforcement efforts, while increasing, are no...

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