Sunday, September 1, 2013

Why should we save the rhino?

Rhinos are critically endangered at the turn of the 19th century, there were approximately one million rhions.In 1970, there were around 70,00.Today, there are fewer than 18,000 rhinos surviving in the wild.In 2005, some of us are lucky enough to be able to travel to Africa and Asia to see them in the wild.Rhinos have been an important part of a wide range of ecosystems for millions of years.Poachers kill rhinos for the price they can get for the horns, illegal logging and pollution are destroying their habitat, and political conflicts.When protecting and managing a rhino population, rangers and scientists in a 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 mammals but also birds, reptiles, fish and insects as well as plants.