African Black Rhino Numbers Rise By Nearly 800 Over A Six-year Period: IUCN

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The number of African black rhinos has risen by nearly 800 over a six-year period, according to a recent report by the IUCN with numbers up from 4,845 to 5,630.

Written By Sounak Mitra | Mumbai | Updated On:
African black rhino

The number of African black rhinos has risen by nearly 800 over a six-year period, according to a recent report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). According to the reports, conservationists have been trying to save the vulnerable species, which has been driven to near extinction by poaching. According to the IUCN, the black rhino population saw a yearly growth rate of 2.5 per cent between 2012 and 2018, with the numbers going up from 4,845 to 5,630. 

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Critically endangered species

As per the reports, it was a slow recovery and the species remained critically endangered. The IUCN reportedly said that it expected the growth to continue over the next five years. A lot of attempts have been reportedly made to save the endangered species included relocating some individual animals from established groups to new areas to increase the species range. Some rhinos have also been moved out of their home ranges to avoid interbreeding.

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Giraffes listed as "Vulnerable" 

According to the IUCN, giraffes are now listed as "Vulnerable" after going extinct in 7 countries and suffering a 40 per cent decline in 30 years. Wildlife experts warned on February 20 that these gentle creatures now have only about 100,000 left across sub-Saharan Africa. Nubian and Kordofan giraffe, two sub-species of giraffe are listed as "Critically Endangered" and reticulated and Masai giraffe are categorised under ''Endangered''.

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