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SOS Rhino : In the News : Rhinos fall to organised crime
 

Rhinos fall to organised crime

 

Thu, 07 Jun 2007

Africa's wild rhinos, already classified as threatened with extinction, are under severe pressure from poachers tied to organised criminal networks, conservationists said on Wednesday.

All but a handful of the 30-odd rhinoceros remaining in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 had been killed by 2005, while poaching accounted for two-thirds of all rhino deaths in neighboring Zimbabwe, according to a study released by the wildlife group Traffic.

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