Category Archives: Rhino

Recent rhino rumblings

This week is a busy period in rhino horn policy developments: 1. The South Africa Minister of Environment Edna Molewa went on South African TV to speak about the consultation process taking place under its Committee of Inquiry into the … Continue reading

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Considering wildlife trade legalization – ferrets and rhinos

Two links this week to reports on legalizing ownership and trade in animals. 1.Firstly, from New York where the city is considering re-legalizing the ownership of pet ferrets – underlines how hard it is to legalize something due to the … Continue reading

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Linking trophy hunting, wildlife conservation and African rural livelihoods

Trophy hunting is an emotive subject. In Africa, hunters from the US and Europe pay many millions of dollars a year to track and shoot game for their trophies. Whilst many people disagree with shooting animals, the industry contributes to … Continue reading

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To ban or not to ban – scope for legalizing the wildlife trade

This is a link to an article I had published today by ICTSD’s BioRes – it discusses what scope there is for legalizing the trade in wildlife given the failure of trade bans to stop poaching of iconic species like … Continue reading

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Why the rich in Viet Nam buy rhino horn

A fascinating insight into the privileged classes on Viet Nam who consume rhino horn. Pic: Justin Mott on Justinmott.photoshelter.com. This photo essay by Justin Mott shows that part of the horn’s appeal to the rich is its scarcity and high … Continue reading

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