Last year one rhino was poached every eight hours on average in South Africa alone. Poaching for their horns is the biggest threat to the rhino’s survival. The illegal trade in animals, plants and fish is the fourth largest illegal trade after drugs, arms and human trafficking. This illegal trade destroys wildlife, threatens global security and affects employment of poorer local communities. Save the Rhino International works to protect all five rhino species and support the communities that share their habitat, through a range of activities including anti-poaching and monitoring patrols, environmental education and demand reduction programmes.