Every year World Rhino Day is observed on September 22, 2022. The day plays an important role in raising awareness to save the rhino species. The horns of rhinos are being hunted for various medicinal purposes. This is one of the reasons for the slow extinction of this species. It also brings various groups together to save endangered species and conserve them in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. The number of critically endangered black rhinos has increased at a rate of 3 percent per annum since 2018. There are a total of five species of rhino, which are white, black, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.
World Rhino Day 2022 Theme
The theme for this year’s World Rhino Day is Five Rhino Species Forever.
World Rhino Day 2022 History
The day first came into effect in 2010 by Lisa Jane Campbell and Rhishja Cota. In the year 2011, Lisa started looking for collaborations to plan ahead for World Rhino Day. The goal behind celebrating this day is to highlight the five species of rhino to be saved from any kind of illegal practices done by human beings.