With 30-40,000 killed every year, they could be extinct in less than 20 years.
With under 30,000 left in the wild and an 8900% increase in poaching since 2007, they could be extinct in less than 10 years.
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Every animal has a place in their ecosystem, which without them would collapse.
Elephants and rhinoceroses scatter large quantities of seeds through their dung, thanks to the fact that they slowly digest very little of their food, which is why they are often referred to as 'nature's gardeners.'
Through Elephant's large footprints and Rhino's digging, they are able create water collectors for small animals; and carve out paths in the vegetation for other life to use, and for plants to grow.
"Illegal wildlife trafficking is one of the world's top criminal activities – ranked alongside drugs, arms and human trafficking. Poaching is being carried out by criminal gangs, potentially linked to extremist groups with sophisticated multi-national networks. The trafficking gangs are pocketing billions of dollars each year, while leaving a trail of devastation behind, impacting not only wildlife and local communities, but also global security."Save The Rhino
Elephants and Rhinos generate an income through tourism, that many communities rely on (they are two of the Safari must see 'Big 5' after all!). Saving these animals also means preventing poverty, strengthen livelihoods and promoting sustainable tourism.
"Wildlife rangers endure similar ordeals to soldiers in combat. They routinely face death, injury, or torture from poachers."National Geographic