Whatever You Can Afford To Help Fight Rhino Extinction
Rockwood understands the importance of biodiversity which is why we are fighting rhino extinction at all costs.
Over the last decade, rhino numbers have dropped dramatically, and the world is quickly heading towards rhino extinction. Not only is the rhino species threatened by habitat loss and human overpopulation, but the growing demand in Asia for rhino horn has pushed rhinos to the very brink. On average, one rhino is killed for its horn every 8 hours. That is two rhinos killed every day. Although poached numbers in South Africa dropped from 769 in 2018 to 594 in 2019, poaching remains rife in the country.
South Africa has the largest rhino population in the world, making it a key player in conservation and the fight against rhino extinction. But despite anti-poaching efforts, rhino losses in national parks amount to more than half of all incidents in the country. Thankfully, private reserves, such as Rockwood, have been more successful in protecting their rhinos – making a significant contribution to overall rhino conservation. More than 30% of South Africa’s white rhinos live on private land.