Since 2008, in the region of 10,000 rhinos have been poached in South Africa. Rhino horn is a highly sought after commodity in illegal wildlife trade and has a value higher than gold. On average one rhino is killed every eight hours, resulting in more rhinos being poached than are born in a year.
Rhinos Without Borders is a joint initiative between leading conservation tourism companies &Beyond and Great Plains Conservation, along with Africa Foundation. The project aims to translocate rhino from high-risk poaching areas in South Africa to the comparative safety of Botswana.