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Cost to Buy Rhino Horn in the United States

Officials with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service state that a pound of rhino horns sells for over $5,000 pounds in the United States. From the US, the horn is smuggled into China and Vietnam where it is used for various purposes such as hang-over cures. In Vietnam, crushed rhino horn was being sold… Continue reading Cost to Buy Rhino Horn in the United States

Vietnamese Rhino Horn Trafficking Arrests

In the first six months of 2012, there have been 43 arrests of Asian nationals for rhino horn trafficking in South Africa. 24 were from Vietnam.

Despite having a large black market in rhino horns, there have been zero seizures of rhino horns in the country since 2008.

In 2011, at least 443 rhinos were killed in South Africa.

Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2014

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… Continue reading Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2014

Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2013

According to the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, a total of 1,004 rhinos were killed by poachers in 2013. The rate of poaching has continued to increase each year. 668 rhinos were killed in South Africa in 2012. 341 rhinos were killed in 2011. 333 rhinos were killed in 2010. 122 rhinos were killed… Continue reading Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa in 2013