This section gives a basic overview of everything you need to know about rhinos. Here you can find up-to-date population figures, detailed information on the five species of rhino, information on current threats, as well as a special kids section with lots of information and downloadable activities.
Species of rhino
Learn more about each of the five different species of rhino: white, black, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan
Rhino population figures
The most recent population numbers for all five rhino species.
Introduction to some of the controversial debates surrounding rhino conservation
Will a recent decline in South African poaching mark a new dawn for rhinos?
Threats to rhino
Rhino populations are facing serious threats from illegal trade (primarily poaching for traditional Chinese medicine), habitat loss and political conflict. Humans have been the main driver of the rhino's decline