According to today's update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the African Black Rhino population has increased at an annual rate of 2.5% from 2012 to 2018. Models from the update predict a further slow and steady increase over the next few years due to conservation efforts to counter poaching.
Conservation efforts to counter poaching include law enforcement and population management measures, which as a result - preliminary data is showing recorded poaching of African Rhinos has been in decline since its peak in 2015.
Species are assessed using the Species Information Service Toolkit, an application built in partnership with Solertium and IUCN. You can read more about today's release on the IUCN website.