Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | June 6, 2007

Horn trade pressures some rhinos

“A rise in poaching has put some rhino populations at risk of extinction.
The wildlife trade organisation Traffic has documented a five-fold increase in the volume of rhino horn entering the illegal market between 2000 and 2005.”

Read article at BBC News
TPE Link: Human Activities and the Savanna Biome

Image: Square lipped rhinoceros, Zambia. Source: M.Boulton, Courtesy FAO.


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