Tag: rhino-horn

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Mozambique destroys ivory & rhino horn to send clear signal

The Government of Mozambique destroyed one tonne of contraband ivory and 53 rhino horns seized from the international illegal trade. The event is the latest in a growing number of high-profile destructions of illegal wildlife products around the world, calculated to send an unequivocal message

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Seeing ‘red’ – the often hidden colour of wildlife contraband

The escalating international criminal trade in ivory and rhino horn is well documented, Significantly less well known a product derived from a critically endangered species, often commanding black market prices up to five times higher than ivory – the carved beaks of helmeted hornbills

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‘No surprise’ over huge rhino horn theft in South Africa

Speakers at the recent Pretoria conference on rhino horn trade, where experts from around the world warned that South Africa would fail to control a legalised trade in rhino horn, have reacted with dismay, but no surprise, at the news that 40-70 rhino horns have been stolen from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.

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Remembering the fallen on World Ranger Day 2013

Too often, and too commonly, environmental crime is seen as a ‘victimless’ crime. But the grim reality is that alongside the terrible toll taken on endangered species such as tigers, elephants and rhinos, the activities of highly organised transnational wildlife crime syndicates also exact a huge price in human life.