Rhino poaching crisis in Africa 'worst in decades'
Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 23:03:00 GMT by Helen Roddis
Well-equipped, sophisticated organized crime syndicates have killed more than 800 African rhinos in the past three years - just for their horns. Populations of African rhinos had been rising over the past few decades, with the population of Critically Endangered black rhino increasing to 4,840 in the most recent estimate, up from 4,240 in 2007. Rhino poaching crisis in Africa 'worst in decades'