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photo by Natalie Harder
photo by Natalie Harder
photo by Natalie Harder
photo by Natalie Harder

RHINOCEROS

Rhino populations around the world are being decimated by poaching for their horns. There are fewer than 30,000 rhinos remaining worldwide, so this illegal trade represents a serious threat to rhino survival. South Africa, which is home to almost 80 percent of the world’s rhinos, is a prime target and rangers in Kruger National Park have to stop roughly eight incursions a day.

 

Studies also show that rhino horn traders generally also deal in other illicit wildlife products, including elephant ivory, pangolin scales, tiger parts and more.

 

RHINO LINKS:

 

Vermont Public Radio: How UVM's Stolen Rhino Horn Fits Into Global Wildlife Trafficking

http://digital.vpr.net/post/how-uvms-stolen-rhino-horn-fits-global-wildlife-trafficking

 

Vermont Public Radio: Exploring The Global Demand For Rhino Horns And Its Impacts

http://digital.vpr.net/post/exploring-global-demand-rhino-horns-and-its-impacts#stream/0

 

A Mysterious Rhino Horn Heist in Vermont

https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2017/05/05/a-mysterious-rhino-horn-heist-in-vermont/

 

Despite Ban, Rhino Horn Flooding Black Markets Across China

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/wildlife-watch-rhino-horn-china/

 

Inside the Dark World of the Rhino Horn Trade

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/10/dark-world-of-the-rhino-horn-trade/

 

China makes a U-turn on legalizing tiger and rhino trade following international outcry

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-makes-a-u-turn-on-legalizing-tiger-and-rhino-trade-following-international-outcry/2018/11/13/ce9c0278-e6f3-11e8-bd89-eecf3b178206_story.html?utm_term=.bb78ba28f32c

 

Shock as China Legalizes Medicinal Trade in Rhino Horns and Tiger Parts

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/shock-as-china-legalizes-medicinal-trade-in-rhino-horns-and-tiger-parts/

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