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
  • American's Bid to Take Home Rhino Head Stokes Hunting Debate
    Is an American hunter who's planning to shoot an endangered black rhino ... poaching patrols. Trophy-hunting opponents, meanwhile, say that the idea of killing endangered animals to help save them is absurd. It "sends the signal that the animal is worth ...
    01/16/2015 - 8:51 am | View Link
  • Defending the Rhino
    And when Hoang’s bag appeared on the screen, they saw the unmistakable shape of rhinoceros horns—six of them, weighing more than 35 pounds and worth ... rhino horn. It was a rare victory in a rapidly escalating fight to save the rhinoceros. Rhino ...
    12/30/2014 - 8:46 am | View Link
  • Valuable Rhino Horns Stolen in South Africa
    JOHANNESBURG - Around 40 rhino horns worth millions of dollars have been stolen ... which backs a campaign against rhino poaching, said the haul could be worth as much as $16 million (12 million euros). Neither the MTPA nor the police could be reached ...
    04/21/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Like Cocaine Minus the Risk, Rhino Horn Trade Explodes in Africa
    Driven by relentless demand from Asia, rhinoceros horn now fetches some $65,000 per kilogram, or nearly $30,000 per pound, on global black markets, making it worth more than ... may decrease pressure on poaching, as rhino horn becomes increasingly supplied ...
    04/9/2014 - 2:18 am | View Link
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  • Rhino Horn Now Worth More Than Gold
    The problem of rhino poaching continues to grow, with poaching levels at 15-year highs. Part of the reason according to WWF is rising demand in Asia, where ...
    04/20/2015 - 10:08 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 ...
    04/20/2015 - 7:34 am | View Website
  • Nature and Animal Conservation — Global Issues
    This part of the globalissues.org web site looks at animal and nature conservation, the challenge to preserve declining and endangered species, the threats to habitat ...
    04/20/2015 - 5:40 am | View Website
  • Poisoning rhino horns doesn't hurt the rhinos, but it may ...
    Science, Tech & Environment. Poisoning rhino horns doesn't hurt the rhinos, but it may keep poachers away. Living on Earth. March 22, 2015 · 8:15 AM EDT
    03/22/2015 - 8:16 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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