Rhino update, South Africa

Smilebox_3311257579This post contains numerous links collected over the past 2 months.  Long story short, in spite of 167 arrests this year the rhino poaching situation has deteriorated significantly. Rhino poaching in South Africa in 2013 is likely to exceed 2012 record of 668 and may be as high as 1000 animals.  536 killed by end of July. The forecast extinction date for SA rhino is 2026.  The legalization of rhino horn trade is under consideration.  South Africa considering one off sale of $1 billion in rhino horn stockpile.  Another possibility is rhino farming?

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