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Rhino horns are back on the menu for Chinese elites and that’s pretty much a death sentence for wild rhino populations — but some South African officials are said to be cheering

Reopening the trade on rhinoceros and tiger parts is looking more and more like a betrayal across two continents. China has defended its move to allow such trade for the first time in 25 years, but conservationists are appalled. According to a South African wildlife photographer and investigator, the fix […]
Rhino horns are back on the menu for Chinese elites and that’s pretty much a death sentence for wild rhino populations — but some South African officials are said to be cheering
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Pink And Poisonous Rhino Horns Could Thwart Poachers

[credit provider=”World Wildlife” url=”http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/rhinoceros/javanrhino/javanrhinoceros.html”] Conservationists in South Africa have come up with a new way to protect the local rhinoceros from poachers: make their horns bright pink and poisonous, reports Popular Science.Rhino horns are highly sought for their use in traditional Chinese medicine. A common misconception suggests they are also […]
Pink And Poisonous Rhino Horns Could Thwart Poachers
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A Kenyan Game Reserve Uses Drones To Protect The Rhinos

[credit provider=”AFP/Tony Karumba” url=”http://images.newscred.com/a4e00883ebfdbe979fcdb69548126edd?width=512&height=339″] One of Kenya’s best known private game reserves announced Friday a plan to fly unmanned surveillance drones to monitor and protect critically endangered rhinos from rampant poaching.Ol Pejeta, a 90,000-acre non-profit private wildlife conservancy in central Kenya’s Laikipia District, holds four of the world’s last remaining […]
A Kenyan Game Reserve Uses Drones To Protect The Rhinos
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South Africa Is Losing The Battle Against Rhinoceros Poachers

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhino_2.jpg”] By the time ranchers found the rhinoceros calf wandering alone in this idyllic setting of scrub brush and acacia, the nature reserve had become yet another blood-soaked crime scene in South Africa’s losing battle against poachers.Hunters killed eight rhinos at the private Finfoot Game Reserve inside […]
South Africa Is Losing The Battle Against Rhinoceros Poachers
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Not-So-Sneaky Antiques Dealer Caught In Rhino Horn Smuggling Ring

[credit provider=”United States Attorney’s Office “] An antiques dealer has admitted interfering with an investigation into the illegal sale of rhino horns, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday (Aug. 1), describing how the dealer used a pair of fake horns to try to double-cross investigators at one point.   David […]
Not-So-Sneaky Antiques Dealer Caught In Rhino Horn Smuggling Ring
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The Price Of A Single Rhino Horn Now Rivals Gold

[credit provider=”photobucket/tony097531″ url=”http://media.photobucket.com/image/rhino%20no%20horn/tony097531/Rhino-poaching1.jpg?o=13″] Rhinos are being killed in unprecedented numbers because the street value for rhino horn is worth more than gold, reports David Randall and Jonathan Owen of The Independent.  The main market is in China, where it is used for medicine and jewelry. In Vietnam, widespread rumours that rhino horn can […]
The Price Of A Single Rhino Horn Now Rivals Gold
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In Vietnam, Rhino Horn Is A Must-Have Luxury Item

[credit provider=”Na Son Nguyen/AP”] Rhino horn, taken for medicinal purposes in Asian countries including Vietnam and China, can cost up to $55,000 per kilogram, making it more expensive than cocaine and as valuable as gold, the AP reports.In fact, “wildlife advocates say that over the last decade, rhino horn has […]
In Vietnam, Rhino Horn Is A Must-Have Luxury Item