The "Rhino Genocide" In South Africa
Poachers in South Africa have taken a horrible toll on rhinos. Expert, Vincent Barkas, estimates that there are only 26,000 rhinos left in the world. Poachers have killed thousands of rhinos, because in some countries such as China and Vietnam, it is thought to cure many diseases. Vincent Barkas has founded "safe havens" for these animals. He and the people who help him patrol the rhino's habitat search for poachers. By doing this, they have saved 176 rhinos this year. But its not safe work, in 2011 and 2013 two of Vincent Barkas' workers were killed by lions. If the poachers continue to kill these rhinos, they will soon become extinct.
Yahoo! News Digest App- Rhino front lines: Small band of men serve as defenders for this endangered beauty
Links to other websites with information on the poaching problem in South Africa:
This website has information about a new system that will help catch illegal poachers.
This website has more information about what is happening to the rhinos in South Africa.
This website tells us how we can help prevent the extinction of the rhinos.
This wiki is about what poaching is and what it does to the victims.
Like rhinos, sharks are being "finned", meaning their fins are cut off and the shark is left in the ocean to die. The reason is because of humans wanting the fin for food and cures.
This is a video about the people who are working to save rhinos, what is happening to the rhinos, and what will happen to them soon if the poaching doesn't stop.