Rhino poaching around the world is on the rise despite efforts to protect the animals, a report warns.
The global surge（汹涌，澎湃） in the illegal trade has been driven by demands from Asian medicinal markets, the study by conservationists concluded.
It suggests that a decline in law enforcement is the main reason for the rise in poaching in Africa.
The report found that 95% of rhino（犀牛） poaching in Africa since 2006 had occurred in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The data was compiled by Traffic, the global wildlife trade monitoring network, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), with funding from WWF International.
The findings have been submitted to the secretariat（秘书处） of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), ahead of a key gathering in March.
The authors added that poachers were now adopting much more sophisticated techniques such as veterinary drugs（兽药） to kill their prey.
"Concerted action at the highest level is needed to stop this global crisis of rampant rhino poaching（非法狩猎）," said Amanda Nickson, director of WWF International's species programme.
"We call on the countries of concern to come... in March with specific actions they have undertaken to show their commitment to stopping this poaching and protecting rhinos in the wild."
The report documented a "decline in law enforcement effectiveness and an increase in poaching intensity in Africa".
It said that the "most serious" situation was in Zimbabwe（津巴布韦）, where rhino numbers were "declining, and the conviction（定罪，信服） rate for rhino crimes is only 3%".
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