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A de-horned Rhino skull in the bushveld at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa © Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF-UK

The rhino horn nexus

A de-horned Rhino skull in the bushveld at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa © Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF-UK

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Published 21st August 2012

  Tiếng Việt | Chinese 

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“Loose horns”, surging demand and easy money create “perfect storm” for rhino poaching

Johannesburg, South Africa, 21st August 2012—A comprehensive new report into the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa documents how poor compliance over rhino horn stockpile management, loopholes in sport hunting policy, and surging demand for horn in Viet Nam created ideal conditions for the involvement of sophisticated criminal networks, leading to a dramatic escalation in poaching in southern Africa. 

The South Africa—Viet Nam Rhino Horn Trade Nexus

Report author(s):
Tom Milliken, Jo Shaw

Publication date:
August 2012

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