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Rhino poaching and the economics of extinction

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Hundreds of illegal hunters of the rhinoceros in South Africa’s Kruger national park have been shot dead by rangers in the past five years, but the temptation of a rich reward to end an impoverished life in Mozambique keeps them coming

 

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/18/rhino-horn-boom-impoverished-african-poachers

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Its quite a conundrum on how to deal with these people, on one hand they should feel the full weight of the law and on another the countries involved seem to turn a blind eye due to the revenue this despicable act brings.

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The Chinese and their obsession with rhino horns is fuelling this industry. Perhaps they might take a different view if hunters turned up in their country killing pandas.

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