Week 20 of #MakeoverMonday looked at a very sad topic - rhino poachng in South Africa.

Here’s the original viz:

What works well:
  • Simple but effective colours choices
  • Clear title
  • The use of rhino imagery helps make it immediately clear what the chart is about
What could be improved:
  • I didn’t like the use of a unit chart as it didn’t quite make sense in terms of numbers of poached rhinos per year
  • The use of rhino icons seemed a but too ‘fun’ for such a serious topic
What I focused on:
  • I wanted to simplify the orginal chart
  • I wanted to annotate some of the key facts as well

The interactive version can be found here