A total of 203 rhino have been poached in South Africa this year. Of these, 146 have been killed in the Kruger National Park.
Rhino horn sales have been banned for more than 30 years under Cites, but increasing demand from Far Eastern countries has sparked an increase in poaching. Rhino horn sells for an estimated $60,000/kg. (read here)
All good and well that China and other Asian countries have a growing economy but they should stop believing that rhino horns are having healing properties. (read here)
Tens of thousands of elephants were killed in 2012 - the worst we've seen since the 1980s. History is repeating itself, and the demand for ivory is even greater now. We have to step up for elephants FAST or face losing them forever. Run for the wild, check here
Thailand gave a good example last month! (read here)
More disturbing stuff, breeding lions for hunting...
How sick must you be to pay a lot of money to hunt on captivated lions released into the wild just days before you are arriving for your "hunting holiday"???