Rhino Poaching Soars, Horns Worth More Than Gold

A record number of rhinos were poached this year in South Africa, home to the greatest number of the animals, amid rising demand in Asia for their horns.

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  • Rhino poaching dips slightly in S.Africa
    The number of rhinos killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped in 2017, but more than 1,000 were still slaughtered, the government said on Thursday. South Africa is battling a scourge of rhino poaching fuelled by insatiable demand for their ...
    01/24/2018 - 10:18 pm | View Link
  • R6 million in drugs and rhino horn found
    R6 million worth of drugs and rhino horn has been confiscated by authorities at OR ... cocaine inside the luggage of a man travelling from Brazil, while 5 intact rhino horns valued at about R1 million were found in the luggage of a man travelling to ...
    09/11/2017 - 12:20 am | View Link
  • St. Cloud State professor pleads guilty to trafficking up to $1.5 million in rhino horn, ivory
    A philosophy professor at St. Cloud State University pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally dealing in goods made from elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns worth up to $1.5 million ... does have a direct impact on the poaching happening now in parts of Asia ...
    01/13/2016 - 10:28 am | View Link
  • Tanzania calls for int'l ban on ivory, rhino trade
    "We must discourage and stop this," he added. War on poaching Minister Nyalandu insists that, without an immediate halt of the selling and purchase of elephant tusks and rhino horns, Africa will continue to see the wanton killing of the endangered animals.
    10/16/2014 - 6:04 am | View Link
  • Grisly truth behind rhino poaching: Rotting carcass of majestic beast slaughtered for horns that are worth more than gold discovered in South Africa
    Lying lifeless on the bleached grass of a South African game reserve is the latest rhino to fall victim to poachers in their ruthless pursuit of the creatures' valuable horns. This grisly photographs reflect the damage wrought by increasing numbers of ...
    04/10/2013 - 1:21 am | View Link
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  • Buyers of Rhino Horn – Poaching Facts
    Horns of the African rhino weigh on average 1.5-3.0 kilograms (3.3-6.6 pounds), with white rhino having the heaviest front horn which on average weighs 4.0 kilograms (8.8 pounds). Horns of the Asian rhino species are substantially smaller, averaging 0.27 kilograms (0.59 pounds) to 0.72 kilograms (1.58 pounds) (page 3).
    03/10/2018 - 5:27 pm | View Website
  • Record 443 Rhinos Killed by Poachers in South Africa in ...
    Rhino poaching soars, horns worth more than gold […] At least 443 rhinos have been killed in South Africa in 2011, up from 333 last year, according to National Geographic News Watch. […] Farewell, the Rhino– Population Matters […] that day may be coming. An environmental journalist for the National Geographic reported a few weeks ago ...
    03/10/2018 - 8:59 am | View Website
  • The Rhino Rescue Project | Just another WordPress.com site
    Rhino poaching soars, horns worth more than gold – World news – World environment – msnbc.com Posted on March 23, 2012 by Inner Journey Rhino poaching soars, horns worth more than gold – World news – World environment – msnbc.com.
    03/8/2018 - 10:45 pm | View Website
  • This is for Hannah Jane...
    Rhino poaching hits record as horns worth more than gold Street value of rhinoceros horns soars to about $65,000 a kilogram "Extensive studies have shown that rhino horn has no real medicinal value.
    02/22/2018 - 7:31 am | View Website
  • How Much Does A Rhino Horn Weight?
    Horns of the african rhino weigh on average 1. Rhino poaching soars along with demand for horns live science. Rhino horn now more valuable than gold, diamonds and cocaine, at rhino weight the perfect world foundation. Pounds) may 17, 2015 for example, rhinoceros horn is more valuable by weight than gold, diamonds or cocaine, says ...
    01/30/2018 - 6:06 pm | View Website
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