Poaching in South Africa – level 2

08-12-2015 07:00

In South Africa, rhino poaching is a growing problem. This year, people killed more than 1,500 rhinos. That is four every day. If this continues, there will be no more rhinos or even African elephants in 25 years. This is because people want the horns from the rhinos and the elephants.

One of the people who is trying to help rhinos is Prince Harry. He worked with South Africa’s conservation experts this summer.

Recently, he met with rangers at the Kruger National Park in South Africa. He wants to raise concerns over the illegal trade of rhino horns.

Difficult words: poaching (the illegal killing of a wild animal), conservation (the action of conserving – saving something), raise concerns (to make people think about something).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you think that it is nice that Prince Harry is trying to help the rhinos?

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