What is done to stop poaching
Rhinos are taken to reserves and are cared for. WWF (the World Wildlife Foundation) and their partners launched an African Rhino Program in 1997. To start there were 8466 white rhinos and 2599 endangered black rhinos. Today there are around 17500 white rhinos and around 4000 black rhinos. Some rhinos are put on 24/7 watch by armed guards. Some rhinos are dehorned.
In the 1980's Africa lost half its elephants to poaching but since that the ivory trade was banned in 1989. Since that the number of elephants has started to increase. Some African countries are monitoring the sales of ivory and are helping local people find alternative jobs. Since that the number of elephants being poached has declined. There is still a high price for ivory at the black market. the WWF is running patrols and are pushing governments to enforce anti-poaching laws.