Sunday, March 31, 2013

Under threat: the rhino

    Poaching: This poses the greatest threat to this species, despite the ban on trade in rhino horn, which is particularly sought after for medical or decorative use.
•    Civil disturbance: War diverts funds from conservation, and the high levels of poverty in affected areas increase the likelihood that people will turn to poaching. In some African countries, civil disturbance has taken a heavy toll on rhino populations.
•     Habitat loss: If people encroach on the rhinos' territory through deforestation, the consequences are a lack of food and a limited gene pool for breeding.

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