Where Do Rhinos Stand After CITES CoP 18?

RHINO RECAP  Spirited and sometimes heated discussions wrapped up last week at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES. Representatives from nearly every country on Earth gathered in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss trade issues pertaining not only to charismatic megavertebrates like rhinos... Continue Reading →

CITES and Rhinos: Outcomes of CoP17

In heated discussions last week at the CITES Conference of the Parties (COP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Parties (182 countries and the European Union), overwhelmingly rejected the proposal by Swaziland to "allow limited and regulated trade in white rhino horn collected from natural deaths, recovered from poached Swazi horn, and harvested from live white... Continue Reading →

CITES and the Rhino Horn Trade

IRF believes that the rhino horn trade should not be legalized until there are convincing data indicating that legalization will enhance wild rhino conservation efforts. Heated discussions in the international conservation community are percolating about the legalization of trade in rhino horn, as well as trade affecting the conservation of other wildlife and plant species.... Continue Reading →

“R” is for Rhinos: Reserves

“R” is for Rhinos … and also for Reserves The idea of raising rhinos on private reserves is certainly not new and has, in fact, contributed significantly to the remarkable recovery of the southern white rhinoceros during the 20th century. Having been reduced to a remnant population of fewer than one hundred animals in the... Continue Reading →

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