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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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Scientific evaluation of rhino diets improves zoo

A recently published study in the journal Pachyderm highlights the ongoing effort of accredited zoos to address challenges and improve the sustainability of endangered species populations in their care. The study, co-authored ...

dateOct 26, 2017 in Ecology
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Africa poaching now a war, task force warns

The fight against poaching must be treated as a war, Africa's leading anti-poaching coalition said Thursday, as it called for the illicit wildlife trade to be monitored like global conflicts.

dateSep 21, 2017 in Ecology
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Rhino horn smugglers shift to jewellery: report

Rhino horn smugglers in South Africa are increasingly supplying the jewellery trade, marking a shift away from sales to traditional medicine makers, according to a new report published Monday.

dateSep 18, 2017 in Other
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