This project stemmed from when I visited South Africa in 2013. A park ranger at the Kruger National Great Park gave me the distinguishing facts and insights to the increase of Rhino Poaching across South Africa. Rhino poaching is not just a small congregation of people, it is widespread across other continents; these facts gave me the indication to bring the awareness of Rhino Poaching which is currently misread and misunderstood by many, as it is not personally affecting them. Returning home, I decided to research into Rhino Poaching and found that Rhino existence is in a drastic decline; borderline extinct, by illegal human poaching. Research showed, there has been a staggering increase in poaching by 2000% since 2010. Throughout my research, I have become much more culturally aware of the complications that poaching is causing. However; it is still an increasing issue that is only worsening over time. Society will only acknowledge the full extent of the issue when it becomes too late; with this, sadly the Rhino could become non-existent within the next 10 years.
I wanted to create a booklet with the facts that I have gathered but also to shed some light on the situation.