There is a lot of really bad conservation news coming out of Africa these days. Most notably, surging demand for illegal wildlife products in Asian markets has created a devastating rhino and elephant poaching crisis across the continent. In South Africa, which is home to around 93% and 40% of the world’s white and black rhino populations respectively, over 1,000 rhinos were killed for their horns in both 2014 and 2013. Experts warn that rhinos could become extinct in the wild by the end of the decade if the crisis continues unabated. Elephants haven’t had it much better. In Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve. Which is one of the last great strongholds of the African elephant, for example, 25,000 individuals (about 66% of the reserve’s total population) were killed between 2009 and 2013. Though there is some Good News for African Wildlife from Serengeti - Maasai Mara Elephants Census.