Rhino numbers up in Africa for first time since 2012

Nearly 23,300 rhinoceros roamed Africa at the end of 2022, conservationists say. – EPA pic, September 22, 2023.

RHINO numbers grew across Africa last year, conservationists said yesterday, hailing the first bit of “good news” in a decade for an animal threatened by poaching.

Nearly 23,300 rhinos roamed the continent at the end of last year, up 5.2% on 2021, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 

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