Friday, April 20, 2012

"Run Baby Run": the Rhino Crisis

According to the author, Peter Borchert, it seems almost a contradiction to talk about a crisis where rhinos are concerned because rhino populations have never been as high as they are now, with the total 2011 tally, as estimated by the IUCN standing at 20 700 white and 4 800 black. However,this scenario does not mean that rhinos are not in trouble, they are. This special issue of Africa Geographic depicts a grim picture of rhino poaching as it reveals the inner workings of the poaching syndicate and looks at what the world knows about the Vietnamese and Chinese consumers who are driving the demand. The issue is now available in the ORI Library.

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