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African black rhino resurgence: From brink of extinction to 6,487 – conservation triumph in South Africa sparks global hope

African black rhino populations are staging a remarkable recovery, a testament to successful conservation initiatives. Over the last five years, their numbers have surged by several hundred, now reaching 6,487 by September 2023, a significant jump from 5,630 in 2018.

This resurgence is credited to effective strategies such as rhino relocation and enhanced protection measures. Despite ongoing challenges like poaching, positive trends like reduced poaching incidents in Kenya are evident.

The growth of black rhino populations is pivotal not just for ecosystem equilibrium but also for supporting local communities and wildlife preservation efforts. This progress highlights the potential for coordinated conservation endeavors to yield substantial benefits for endangered species and their habitats.

Source video: Euronews Green on YouTube

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