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South Africa’s newly legalized rhino horn trade could fuel Chinese demand

Legalized rhino horn trade in South Africa

 

In April 2017, a court ruling in South Africa overturned the government’s 2009 moratorium on domestic rhino horn trade and passed legislation permitting sales within the country. If leaders of other governments fail to communicate where they stand on rhino conservation, this legislation could prove disastrous for Africa’s already dwindling rhino population.

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Coming Face to Face With the Rhino Poaching Crisis

White rhinos at a watering hole

As a sport and wildlife photographer from Australia, I have visited the African continent regularly in the past 25 years. I have been fortunate to experience so many amazing adventures on my trips—especially my time spent photographing black and white rhino.

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Alikiba: We Are Responsible For Our Animals

Alikiba with Chinese film star Wang Baoqiang and conservationists in South Africa

Tanzanian singer-songwriter Alikiba traveled to South Africa this week ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit to take part in the China-Africa Dialogue Series, hosted by AWF and the Aspen Institute.

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What FOCAC Means for Africa’s Wildlife

What FOCAC means for Africa’s wildlife

African heads of state will soon be gathering in Johannesburg, South Africa, alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping for the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

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What Shall We Celebrate on World Rhino Day?

Rhino wanders Tanzania's grasslands

It is no way to kick off World Rhino Day. Little Bahati, from Kenya’s Tsavo National Park, had already been the victim of rhino poachers when they shot and killed his mother last year, taking her horns and orphaning the defenceless rhino calf.  

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