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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:03 PM

Rhino poaching in South Africa reaches record levels



A dead rhino is dehorned by a researcher in Zimbabwe


(BBC) Figures from the South African government indicate that poaching for rhinoceros has increased substantially in the last year.

A record 668 rhinos were killed for their horns in 2012, up almost 50% on the number for 2011.

The majority of the animals were killed in the Kruger national park, the country's biggest wildlife reserve.

Experts say that growing demand for rhino horn in Asia is driving the slaughter. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20971182



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upi402 Jan 2013 #1
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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:09 PM

1. no good

kick rec

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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:16 PM

2. our species sucks.........

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:23 PM

3. Hammer the Asian demand

These poachers are criminals and very dangerous
Global shame the Asian demand that is ordering the kills imo
It may work better than dealing with the criminal$
this is about what occurs in a wildlife reserve

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