Protection Status

Endangered »

Endangered Species Act

Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), all five species of rhinoceros are listed as endangered, which means they in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of their range.

Critically Endangered »

IUCN Red List

The black, Sumatran, and Javan rhinoceroses are all listed as <strong>critically endangered</strong>, meaning the calculated probability of its extinction during the next 10 years is greater than 50%. The greater one horned rhino is listed as <strong>vulnerable</strong>, meaning its probability of extinction during the next 20 years is at least 10%, and the white rhino is listed as <strong>near threatened</strong>, meaning it is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Appendix I »