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Rhinos are critically endangered species – Three of the five species of rhino are considered critically endangered and are defined by the IUCN.
Did you know that Rhinos have been around for 40 million years– Rhinos have been an important part of a wide variety of ecosystems for millions of years and we must not let them join the dodo in extinction.
We human beings have caused the drastic drop in numbers because Poachers kill rhinos for the price they can get for the horns and then humans use it for traditional Chinese medicine, for high-status gifts in Vietnam and for quack cures invented by criminal syndicates to drive up demand etc.
Rhinos are considered an umbrella species. When conserving these rhino population, rangers and scientists take in account all the other species interacting with rhinos and those sharing the same habitat. When rhinos are protected, many other species are too; not only land animals but birds, reptiles, fish and insects as well as plants. The whole ecosystem.
Rhinos attract tourists and visitors to our country. They are one of the “Big Five”, along with lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo.
Donations and money funds effective conservation programmes that save rhino, through educating each other we can help save the rhino, because many people don’t know that the rhino and many other animals are becoming extinct.
We all can get involved, You can help us raise awareness of the plight of the rhino.
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