Scientists Call For Legal Trade In Rhino Horn

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Four leading environmental scientists today urged the international community to install a legal trade in rhino horn – in a last ditch effort to save the imperilled animals from extinction.

In an article in the leading international journal Science the scientists argued that a global ban on rhino products has failed, and death rates among the world’s remaining black and white rhinos are soaring due to illegal poaching to supply insatiable international demand.

Full press release here View the Science paper here

Image: A poached White Rhino in South Africa. Photo by Tanya Jacobsen