Black Rhino Extinction

Black Rhinos in Zimbabwe are sadly being hunted despite the fact that it remains illegal. The Rhinos are shot, then stripped of their horn due to the high black_Rhino.jpgprofit they can recieve. It's often used in Chinese medicines or in weapons. There are only 3,000 left in the wild. With there numbers still dwindling each day, they have been placed on the Critically Endangered Species List. Some officials are worried that the recent poaching trend may be the resurection of the devastating poachings of the 1980's and 1990's

Mining Polution

Gold mining in Zimbabwe is taking its tole on the enviroment. Mercury often is used in the process of
purifying and removing gold. Most of the Mercury is released into the atmosphere, the rest is deposited into the soil and water. This damages the animal and plant life around the mines. It also can lead to poisoning humans if the water is consumed.

Deforestation

All of Zimbabwe's forests are tropical and hold over 1103 different species. The forests are disappearing rapidly. Between 1995 and 2005 alone, 36.8% of the forests were destroyed.