NUMBER OF ENDANGERED RHINOS RISING IN AFRICA


26/03/2020




Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The number of black rhinos in danger of extinction in Africa continues to increase, albeit with slow momentum.

The number of black rhinos increased from 4,845 to 5,630, with a population growth of around 2.5 per cent each year between 2012 and 2018, according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The report also found that one subspecies, the south-western black rhino, was classed as almost threatened species from vulnerable species thanks to the population growth it recorded. However, this animal species is still at a critical level.

Despite the increase, the species of eastern and Southeastern black rhino was also said to still be critically endangered.

The population of black rhinos living in Sub-Saharan Africa had dropped to below 2,500 between 1960 and 1995. The number of black rhinos has increased to 5 thousand thanks to strict conservation efforts in Africa.

Despite the increase in their numbers, Black Rhinos are among the animals in danger of extinction.


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