Save Rhinos from Poachers!

Stop Rhino Poachers now!

About Me

Hi, my name is Brian Lim and I am in Ms.Wasser's Digital Literacy Class Period 1.

Intro

How can create a presentation to abolish Rhino poaching in South Africa? When I first chose this topic, all I knew were that the Rhinos were being poached in Africa and Asia.
I also knew that most Rhino species were endangered. I chose this topic becase I wanted to learn about Rhinos being poached and what I can do to help them. I narrowed it down from Animal Poaching to Rhinos because Rhinos were a more well-known topic.

What has been happening?

Rhino poaching and arrests have been increased greatly since 2010 in South Africa. The numbers of Rhinos being poached went from 13 to a staggering 1,215 just in a few years! 30 times more Rhinos are being poached these years compared to the 1990's, but they have dropped a little in 2015. This is due to the rising demand for Rhino horns in Asia as the horns are used for "medicine". There are now around only 1,500 Rhinos left in South Africa compared to the hundred of thousands of Rhinos we had before.

Video

This video shows what some poeple are doing to try and stop Rhino poaching. It is important to my topic because it taught me about how the people in Africa are fighting back against the poachers and trying to catch the poachers before they kill a Rhino.

More about My topic

Though the numbers are decreasing now, the numbers are still great. “It’s going to be a struggle for populations to keep up with these poaching rates,” Ms. Ellis said. I agree with what Ms.Ellis said, because all animals effect each other in a food web. If the Rhino population drops, grass will increase which zebras and other grass grazing animals will increase, which will cause carnivore population to increase, and so on. My opinion is that they should herd most rhinos into a huge fenced area in the wild have people watch over them in patrol towers. That way, we can help the Rhinos survive from poachers and they can reproduce faster.

What YOU can do to help

Already Rhino poaching rates has dropped thanks to donations and conservation efforts.

Go to wwf.com for more information on how to help animals.