The rhino’s decline is directly related to the economic value of its horn.
The main threat to the black rhino is poaching for the international illegal trade in rhino horn. Most, if not all, horn from Kenya and Tanzania is believed to be shipped to Vietnam and China, via routes as varied as Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. In the end-user countries it is ground and used as medicine (without medicinal value…) for a range of ailments, carved into jewelry or art or preserved whole displayed for status.
10,000 Plus Rhino in Tanzania
Approximately 100 Rhino in Tanzania
Approximately 130 Rhino in Tanzania