Legal Trade of Africa's Rhino Horns

  title={Legal Trade of Africa's Rhino Horns},
  author={Duan Biggs and Franck Courchamp and Rowan O Martin and Hugh P. Possingham},
  pages={1038 - 1039}
A trade ban limits supply, therefore raising prices and driving black market poaching. Africa's western black rhino Diceros bicornis longipes was declared extinct by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2011. Africa's other rhino populations are also under siege. South Africa is home to more than 90% of the world's 20,000 white rhino Ceratotherium simum, and 40% (more than 80% together with its neighbor Namibia), of the 5000 remaining black rhino (1–3). Yet, poaching… 

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