To highlight the plight of the rhinoceros, Tuesday the 22 September 2015 has been designated as “World Rhino Day”- #WorldRhinoDay
Rhino populations are under sever threat from poaching to satisfying demand across swathes of Asia, where rhino horn is considered to have medicinal properties and is ‘marketed’ as an aphrodisiac.
Note: A TRAFFIC survey identified that buying rhino horn products, at best had “emotional benefits rather than medicinal.”
IWB fully supports highlighting the plight of the rhinoceros on World Rhino Day and drawing attention to all the rhino anti-poaching work being undertaken.
Courtesy of Save The Rhino
White rhino population figures
Ceratotherium simum simum
Ceratotherium simum cottoni
*Story of Sudan, the last male Northern white rhino – Sudan’s story
Black rhino population figures
Diceros bicornis michaeli
Diceros bicornis bicornis
Diceros bicornis minor
Asian rhino population figures
Population figures are according to numbers published 31 December by the IUCN for African rhino species and results of a 2012 / 2013 census for Asian rhino populations.