One rhino is killed every eight hours for its horn which on the black market is more expensive than gold or cocaine, gram for gram. In South Africa alone, which is home to the worlds largest population of rhino, 1054 rhino were poached in 2016.Read more
An Elephant is killed every 15 minutes with around 90% of African Elephants being wiped out in the last century. Elephants are being poached at a greater rate than they are reproducing, meaning the species could be extinct in the next decade.
Pangolins are the most trafficked animal in the world with scientists estimating that over one million pangolins have been poached from the wild and illegally traded in the past decade. All eight species of Pangolin are classified by the IUCN as threatened with extinction.Read more
Today, the African Wild Dog is listed as an Endangered species as African Wild Dog population numbers have been rapidly declining, particularly in recent years. There are thought to be approximately 6 600 individuals left roaming sub-Saharan Africa today, with numbers still declining.Read more
Today there are just 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild, that’s down from an estimated 14,000 cheetahs in 1975 when researchers made the last comprehensive count of the animals across the African continent. Perhaps unsurprisingly, humans are the main reason that cheetahs are in peril.Read more