Three hundred and ninety-four rhinos were poached for their horn in South Africa during 2020, marking the sixth consecutive year showing a decline in poaching. In 2019, 594 rhinos were poached for their horn in South Africa.
How many rhinos have been killed in 2019?
Last year, 394 rhinos were killed for their horns in the country, a fall of 33% from the 594 recorded in 2019, the environment ministry said. Lockdowns had restricted the movements of would-be poachers and rhino horn smugglers, it added. It is the sixth year that recorded incidents in the country have fallen.
How many black rhinos are killed each day?
In South Africa, poachers kill on average three rhinos per day – or about 100 per month – to feed the demand for horn on the black market. Nearly two-thirds of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2014 were killed in Kruger National Park.
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