March 2012

19 March 2012

Extinction of rhinos by 2025 must be prevented, says Nottingham MP

Graham Allen MP has highlighted the threat to black rhinos in South Africa, which could be extinct by 2025 if current practices continue. Black rhinos are critically endangered.  According to the WWF, there were just 4848 remaining in December 2010.  Rhino poaching rates have increased by more than 1000% since the beginning of the decade to meet demand for their horns, which are very valuable at around £22,000 per kilogram on the black market.  They are worth more than gold or cocaine. Read more >