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Lab-grown horns and tusks could stop poaching—or not

Scientists are making mimics of rhino horns and elephant tusks, hoping to drive down the prices of these items on the black market and discourage poaching. But many conservation groups argue that it could have the opposite ...

dateJan 24, 2018 in Other
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Legalising rhino horn trade—don't charge in blind

Between 2008 and 2016, poachers killed more than 7100 rhinos in Africa. South Africa, which has nearly 80% of Africa's rhinos, was the worst affected country, with more than 1000 rhinos killed each year over the last four ...

dateDec 15, 2017 in Ecology
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