Rhino Horns

Rhino trade in the heart of darknets

Trafficking in endangered species is increasingly moving online. Roxanne Joseph investigates the networks that facilitate these transactions

Thai court dismisses case against poaching kingpin

A Thai court has dismissed a case against a wildlife trafficker, who was linked to the smuggling of 14 rhino horns into Thailand in last year

Cites: Everyone wants to stop species being wiped out, but don’t agree on the solution

Some say trade will pay for conservation, others argue it will fuel poaching and trafficking.

The RhODIS rhino DNA database is putting rhino poachers in the cross hairs

The RhODIS database is helping to convict poachers using DNA evidence from rhino horns, carcasses and live specimens

Over 6000 rhinos have been killed in Africa in the last decade – and only 25000 remain

The Kruger National Park is 'the eye of the storm, accounting for roughly 60% of poaching incidents over the past seven years', the report said.

Corrupt officials to blame for ​illegal ivory trade, says Cites

Research shows that legal sale of ivory increased smuggling by 71%.

African countries still sharply divided over ivory trade

Stance on ivory trade in Africa is not unified, with some countries calling for a global ban although others are open to elephant ivory trade.

In the dark on Botswana-SA rhino move

Botswanan military aircraft flew in to SA to grab 20 rhinoceroses, but nobody seems to know why.

Rhino horn trade debate will fuel poaching

By working on a proposal to CITES to legalise trade in rhino horn, South Africa could actually be fueling rhino poaching.

Thieves raid huge rhino horn haul in Mozambique

Mozambican officials are arrested on suspicion they aided the theft from a police storeroom.

Poachers targeting rhino calves in Zimbabwe

The fact that the poachers shot calves and took a small bit of rhino horn shows just how much it is worth in the illegal international market.

Decision over sale of stockpile rhino horn set for 2016

The environment minister has announced that the decision to sell a massive rhino horn stockpile will be based on a committee's findings.

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