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Sep 23
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Record level of rhino poaching sparks #iam4rhinos campaign

A security guard at a wildlife conservancy holds a Rhino tusk from a Rhino shot dead by poachers earlier in the week. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP)
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A record 688 rhinos have been killed in South Africa in 2013, sparking a viral campaign to raise awareness about rhino poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn. 

Using the hashtag #iam4rhinos, hundreds of thousands of tweets were sent in solidarity with The World Wildlife Foundation's campaign to mark 'World Rhino Day' on September 22.

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