The Australian Rhino Project
The Black and White Rhinoceros of Africa are under severe threat and potentially on the verge of extinction in their wild habitat due to excessive poaching, driven by a burgeoning market for rhinoceros horn in China and Vietnam. Despite continued efforts from the South African government and other in situ conservation attempts in African nations, the situation continues to deteriorate, with a current estimate of one rhino being poached every eight hours in South Africa. Rhinoceros poaching has escalated in recent years, and experts believe the current wave will this year reach the highest levels for two decades - driven by demand from Vietnam for 'medicinal' rhinoceros horn and as a status symbol amongst a new generation of users.
It is in light of these dire circumstances that The Australian Rhino Project (TARP) was born. The ultimate goal of The Australian Rhino Project is to ensure the survival of these majestic species.
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