With 790 rhinos poached this year, 2014 is on its way toward topping last year's rhino death toll. With the shadow of corruption within the national parks and government looming large over the fate of rhinos, it is difficult to feel optimistic about their future. Yet, there are bright spots to illuminate the darkness.
World Youth Rhino Summit
Over 100 future conservationists (15 to 17 years of age), are convening at the first World Youth Rhino Summit focused on the rhino poaching crisis. The demand for horn, and loss of rhinos affects countries across the world, not just in South Africa. The aim of the summit is to plant the seed of conservation in future rhino ambassadors throughout the globe.