Poachers Slaughtered One-Third of Botswana’s Endangered Rhinos
This is a huge leap over the previous five years. During that period, poachers claimed the lives of 2 endangered rhinos. But from 2018 through 2022, they butchered 138 animals.
Botswana officials are deeply alarmed by this trend. After conducting an analysis, they concluded this increase is due to “increased demand for rhino horn in the international market.”
The Botswana government is responding to this huge spike in poaching by increasing its deployment of rangers and law enforcement. Nongovernmental conservation organizations are also working to help patrol areas where rhinos live, to protect them.
But Botswana shouldn’t be left alone to fund these important conservation efforts! Tell the international community to provide additional funding to assist Botswana’s anti-poaching programs. Sign the petition to help protect endangered rhinos now!