TITLE

Can we end rhino poaching?

AUTHOR(S)
Tudge, Colin
PUB. DATE
October 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;10/5/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1789, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Investigates whether the trade for rhinoceros horns can be regulated and how this could take place. The market for rhino horns; Countries that are clamping down on imports; Cost per kilogram; The use of substitutions to curtail the use of horns;Method devised by Harvard University researchers that tells the origin of horn or tusk. INSET: Old enemies join forces in Namibia's war against poaching..
ACCESSION #
9110213689

 

Related Articles

  • Dangers to rhinos. Kalman, Bobbie // Endangered Rhinoceros;2004, p24 

    This article focuses on the threats to rhinoceros species. Fewer rhinos are born, but the main reason rhinos are endangered is that they are being killed by poachers. Poachers are hunters who kill wild animals illegally and sell parts of their bodies. Rhinoceros are killed mainly for their...

  • Protecting Africa's Last Rhino Populations from Poaching. Van Norman, Janine // Endangered Species Bulletin;Fall2013, p1 

    The article reports on the efforts to save the last rhino population in Africa whose numbers have dwindled to less than a hundred in some cases due to the illegal trade in rhino horn. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has listed the southern white rhino as threatened under the U.S....

  • Horns Hacked.  // Earth Island Journal;Summer2013, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p4 

    The article reports on an increase in rhino poaching in South Africa due to demand for rhino horns in east Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine. In 2012, 668 rhinos were lost to poachers in South Africa. Due to increased poaching, conservationists at a South African game reserve have...

  • On the Horns of a Dilemma in South Africa.  // National Geographic Traveler;May2012, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p50 

    The article discusses those factors which have led to decline of rhinoceros species in South Africa. It informs on how these prehistoric-looking creatures are now endangered and how the threat to their survival has dramatically increased in the recent years. It informs on how poaching, hunting...

  • THE RHINO WAR.  // Science Illustrated;Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p52 

    The article discusses the new defensive tactics being employed by national parks to help in saving the rhinoceros from extinction as poachers hunt them for their horn, priced higher than gold per pound with increasing demand for rhino horn. The implantation of a small global positioning system...

  • Rhinos in the pink. Yilmaz, Koray // Green Futures;Oct2013, Issue 90, p13 

    The article discusses the Rhino Rescue Project (RRP) that aims to discourage poachers and disrupt demand for African rhino horns. It explains that the RRP injects indelible pink dye containing parasiticides into the horns which lasts for four years until the horn grows out. The compound...

  • RETURN OF THE BLACK RHINO. Bass, Rick // Onearth;Spring2006, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p14 

    The article focuses on the survival of the black rhinoceros in southwest Africa. In 1960, approximately 100,000 black rhinos roam the continent of Africa. By 1980s, 40 remain in the Kunene region. Poachers Black rhino population are pressured by poachers after the animal's horns. Director of...

  • Operation Crash. Cleva, Sandra // Endangered Species Bulletin;Fall2013, p1 

    The article reports on the efforts to take down the black market trade in rhino horn. The U.S. Endangered Species Act protects four of the five rhinoceros species. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is the only body that is authorized to issue permits for...

  • GOOD NEWS FOR NEPAL'S RHINOS. Amodeo, Christian // Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing);Oct2005, Vol. 77 Issue 10, p11 

    This article reports on the arrest of a gang of eight rhino poachers who were selling the horns of the endangered Indian rhinoceros for enormous sums in Nepal. During the past five years, poaching has reduced Nepal's rhino population by more than 30 per cent. The arrests are a major breakthrough...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics