In the past five years, poachers have killed 138 endangered rhinos in Botswana, which has amounted to around a third of all rhinos in the area.
In the five years before that, poachers murdered only two rhinos. Officials have determined this has to do with increased demand in the marketplace.
The government of Botswana and conservation organizations are doing what they can to protect the last remaining rhinos.
But they need our help.
Please sign this petition to urge the international community to help protect endangered rhinos!
This article by Mathew Davis was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 7 March 2023.
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