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Botswana seems to show the way ahead in conservation – but poaching is still on the rise
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: butcherguy
I guess you didn't read my post
No problem - I'm not really interested in yours either
Doesn't seem to be much that can be done about this - and the money from trophy hunting isn't helping.
To say that there doesn't seem much that can be done is a cop out. Things have been done.
Statistics released by the United Nation’s’ Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) showed that 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2014.
The number of rhinos killed for their rhino horn was a record high.
1,004 rhinos were poached and killed in South Africa in 2013.
668 were killed in 2012.
341 were killed in 2011.
333 were killed in 2010.
122 were killed in 2009.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: RalagaNarHallas
Wonder if having a good lawyer helped out there...
The people you paid and the guy guiding you got in trouble but the dentist walks free.
The thing to do now is to combat poaching at a level that they understand. Many countries shoot to kill poachers now.... as they should, imo.