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The Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis)

Where and Why

Black Rhino's are located in Sub Saharan Africa (West Africa,South Africa etc). In Africa European Hunters are currently killing Black Rhino's for food or entertainment. To European's it was not uncommon to be killing 7-10 Rhinos a day for amusement.

What do Black Rhinos mean to us?

Black Rhinos are one of the oldest group of mammals. They play a important source of income from ecotourism (Tourism directed towards exotic often threatened, natural environments) . The protection of Black Rhinos creates large blocks of land for conservation purposes. This also benefits many other species including elephants.

What is being done

WWF is setting up an Africa-wide rhino database using rhino horn DNA analysis (RhoDIS), which contributes to forensic investigations at the scene of the crime and for court evidence to greatly strengthen prosecution cases. WWF is also monitoring where the rhino groups are going and watching their every move.
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