South Africa has not submitted a legal rhino horn trade proposal for the upcoming CITES CoP16.
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Although the notion of “legalizing” the trade in rhino horn has recently been touted as a “solution” to the rhino crisis, it turns out that the same agenda was proposed 15 years ago — during a year when four rhinos were killed in South Africa.
As the rhino death toll continues to rise in South Africa, disconcerting information regarding the country’s legal rhino trade continues to emerge.
Zimbabwe considers a troubling proposal. In the midst of Southern Africa’s bloodiest rhino poaching epidemic in recent history, Zimbabwe could be gearing up to sell its five tonnes of stockpiled rhino horn. According to AllAfrica.com, Environment and Natural Resources Management Minister Francis Nhema believes that making rhino horn available would stop the slaughter. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI [...]
Security tightens further around antique rhino horn sales in the UK. Concerns about illegal activities stemming from legal rhino horn sales have prompted UK authorities to tighten regulations for the second time in as many months. It is now illegal to sell, or advertise for sale, any rhino horn item without advance clearance by the [...]