The carcass of a rhino is seen after it was killed for its horn ...
Sep 21st, 2011
(Reuters) - The carcass of a rhino is seen after it was killed for its horn by poachers at the Kruger national park in Mpumalanga province September 14, 2011. South Africa loses hundreds of rhinos a year to illegal horn trade as high demand for rhino horn in the illegal market triggers an unprecedented poaching crisis. Picture taken September 14, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Kachaev (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS CRIME LAW) -
Hong Kong returned a consignment of seized rhino horns and elephant tusks worth $2.25 million (1.66 million euros) to South Africa on Wednesday, authorities said, as poaching for the Asian black market continues to escalate. The contraband of 33 rhino horns, 758 ivory chopsticks, and 127 ivory bracelets arrived at Johannesburg's OR Tambo Inter... [Full Article]
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