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Rhino Bombshell: SA Minister plans to permit trade in horn

South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has declared that she plans to permit the trade in rhino horn domestically and, in what looks like a loophole big enough to drive a tractor through, the export internationally of horn for ‘personal purposes’.

When the buying stops, the killing can too

A look into the illegal wildlife trade and how to reduce the demand that is fuelling the illegal poachers who take the lives of thousands of rhinos and elephants every year.

The risks of legal trade in rhino horn

This Nick Chevallier production for the Conservation Action Trust and OSCAP, illustrates the folly of legalising the trade in rhino horn, and the dire effects that this could have on the survival of the species.

Rhino horn trade conference “tells it like it is”

The controversial OSCAP conference, entitled ‘Risk Assessment of Rhino Horn Trade’ ended yesterday on a positive note. The participants agreed to work together to ensure that all South Africans were made aware of the risks associated with legalising rhino horn trade.

Rhino horn – To trade or not to trade: Does it really matter?

The rhino horn trade is being punted as an option with ‘if it pays it stays’ philosophy. The counter argument being that we don’t understand the market, making it difficult to play with. Each a compelling argument in its own right, however are we are dividing our forces, our efforts and the rhino population while we debate the issue?