John Frederick Walker

JFW discusses rhino horn trade on HuffPost live

Posted in conservation news by JFW on July 26, 2013

durer-rhinoceros-1515I appeared on HuffPost Live’s “GreenBrief with Josh Zepps” program to discuss South Africa’s decision to seek permission from CITES to sell some of its rhino horn stockpile.  The country hopes to undermine the black market in this product, valued for its presumed medicinal value in Asia, and also to raise funds to conserve this animal, now plagued by poaching.  South Africa is home to 73 per cent of the world’s rhinos, including over 90% of white rhinos, which it brought back from near extinction last century.

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The rhino horn segment starts at 17:18 and runs to 26:08.