Rhino Poaching Increases 2000% in 3 Years

Rhino With No Horn

Thanks to new high-tech equipment used by poachers, from helicopters to night-vision goggles to guns with silencers and drugged darts, rhino poaching has skyrocketed since 2008. Even last year, poaching reached a 15-year high, but 2010 has been even worse. The fancy gear also points directly at organized crime wanting to fill the demand from Asian markets where horns can be sold for $30,000 a pound — and each horn weighs between 6.3 to 8.1 pounds. It is adding up to a serious crisis for African rhinos…

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