Indonesia! 117,000 fires lit to clear forest for agricultural use are raging along it’s 5000km length. Peat in the ground is also on fire. Orangutans, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears and the Sumatran Rhino are just some of the species at risk. Guardian Weekly
In 2014 1,215 rhinos were killed by poachers, nearly treble the 448 lost in 2011. Up to late August 2015 749 rhinos are known to have been killed. 544 of those were killed in South Africa’s Krugger park where an estimated 6,000 poachers operate. Rhino horn is worth more than gold. Guardian Weekly
Aerial surveys have shown that poachers have killed almost half the elephant population in Mozambique in the past five years reducing their numbers to just over 10,000. However, In Uganda, elephant numbers have increased substantially due to improved protection measures.