New Rhino Threat: Coal

Over 1,000 rhino were killed for their horn in 2013. Poachers have killed nearly 500 rhino in South Africa in 2014 alone. Plans for an open cast coal mine on the border of South Africa’s Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park are controversial. The park is home to the largest population of the white rhino in the world. For some, it’s about jobs. But mine opponents fear worsening air and water quality and increased poaching and crime. Jeff Barbee reports from South Africa.

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