Rhinos are in A

Crisis

AT THE START OF THE 20TH CENTURY

500,000

RHINOS ROAMED THE WILD

BY 1970, THE WORLDWIDE POPULATION FELL TO

70,000

TODAY, THE NUMBER OF RHINOS SURVIVING IN THE WORLD IS JUST OVER

26,000

WHITE RHINO

15,942

GREATER ONE HORNED RHINO

4,014

Black Rhino

6,195

 

*all population estimates provided by IUCN

Sumatran Rhino

34-47

Javan Rhino

76

4 of 5 species remaining Are
threatened with extinction

3 of those are critically
endangered
, which means they
could go extinct in our lifetime

Why is this?