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Remember that time when Killerparrot said that the rhinoceros trade will have ended by this year? According to an article, from new year's day to about a week ago 49 rhinoceroses have been killed in South Africa. And last year was a record year in overall South African poaching, with 1215 killed. The insane thing is that back in 2007, we could have completely stopped this, with only 13 poached that year.

I stumbled across this when looking for a science article to write a summary about for school. I chose it, wrote the summary, and was amazed at how little we're doing to fix this huge problem. For comparison, there were 17,000 white rhinos at the end of 2007, leaving one to believe it has declined to between 15,000 and 16,000.

Oh, yeah, and the PARK RANGERS ASSISTED IN MUCH OF THE POACHING IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!

Summary in two words: We're doomed.

Link to article: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2015/01/23/record-number-rhinos-poached/

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