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STOP IT –  together we can end illegal trade in rhino horn – Part 2

STOP IT – together we can end illegal trade in rhino horn – Part 2

A look at the use of rhino DNA analysis in tracing the illegal trade back to the animals killed, and the importance of obtaining the political support needed to succeed.
Joseph Okori, WWF’s African rhino programme coordinator, discusses the illegal rhino horn trade, and wider rhino conservation issues.

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STOP IT: together we can end illegal trade in rhino horn – Part 1

STOP IT: together we can end illegal trade in rhino horn – Part 1

Joseph Okori, WWF’s African rhino programme coordinator, discusses the poaching of African rhinos and the illegal trade in rhino horns. Not an isolated issue, it impacts on humans too. In recent years the problem has not only increased in terms of numbers killed, but we see the increasingly organised nature of the crime.

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Stop illegal trade in rhino horn

Stop illegal trade in rhino horn

The demand for rhino horn and the involvement of sophisticated criminal networks has seen a dramatic escalation in rhino poaching in southern Africa. Tom Milliken from TRAFFIC talks about ‘The South Africa—Viet Nam Rhino Horn Trade Nexus’, a report into South Africa’s rhino poaching crisis.

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