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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  • Can anything stop the rhino poaching crisis?
    Yet as much as US$200mil (RM723mil) worth of rhino horns may have been removed from the park ... waiting for the day when the last rhino is killed and the horn price soars. “Even if poaching becomes harder as the number of rhinos decreases, that will ...
    02/1/2015 - 11:53 am | View Link
  • Kenya's hi-tech fight against poaching: Rhinos get microchipped in a bid to halt the illegal trade of their valuable horns
    there is increasing demand for the horns in South East Asia after a Vietnamese politician claimed the ingredient, used in traditional medicine, cured his cancer. It is not just Kenya that has seen incidences of rhino poaching soar, as other African ...
    10/18/2013 - 5:17 am | View Link
  • Rhino poaching peaks across Africa as demand for horns soars
    Michael McCarthy, formerly the Independent’s longstanding Environment Editor ... The world is facing a new wildlife crisis with rhino and elephant poaching in Africa now running out of control, as the illicit wildlife trade booms across the globe ...
    12/30/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Record haul of rhino horns in Hong Kong
    Officers found the horns along with 758 ivory chopsticks and 127 ivory bracelets in a haul worth a total of ... market demand for their horns soars. Officials blame the poaching surge on organised crime syndicates selling rhino horn for use in Asian ...
    11/15/2011 - 3:35 am | View Link
  • Hong Kong seizes record haul of rhino horns
    Officers found the horns along with 758 ivory chopsticks and 127 ivory bracelets in a haul worth ... rhino poaching in South Africa had hit a record high, with 341 of the animals lost to poachers so far this year as black-market demand for their horns soars.
    11/15/2011 - 1:47 am | View Link
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  • Threats to Rhino
    Poaching has escalated in recent years and is being driven by the demand for rhino horn in Asian countries.
    03/29/2015 - 12:54 pm | View Website
  • The Rhino Horn Crisis and the Darknet | Motherboard
    Conservationists and activists have a straightforward counter: Poaching an animal is a hell of a lot cheaper and easier than farming them. And because horn has been ...
    03/28/2015 - 12:31 am | View Website
  • Rhino || Poaching | Protection Services and Training ...
    THE RHINO WAR . South Africa is facing a war against Rhino. Currently we are losing an average of one Rhino every 21 hours! This species can not survive such a kill rate.
    03/27/2015 - 11:19 pm | View Website
  • Poaching
    Poaching has traditionally been defined as the illegal hunting, killing, or capturing of wild animals, usually associated with land use rights. Until the 20th century ...
    03/25/2015 - 11:04 am | View Website
  • Can anything stop the rhino poaching crisis? | Environment ...
    Rhino horn has also become a ‘Veblen good’ says Daniel Stiles, an independent wildlife trafficking consultant who works with various anti-poaching NGOs and the UN.
    01/23/2015 - 9:08 am | View Website
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