Tiger Bones and Rhino Horns Are No Longer Banned for Medicine in China
A 25-year ban has been altered to allow the animal parts to be used in medical research and healing, despite the fact that both species are worse off now.
I Fought African Militias to Protect Rhinos from Extinction
From the comfort of Sydney, I'd read how rhino horn was now worth more than gold or cocaine. That one fact transported me to African lion country, staking out poachers with an ancient rifle.
South African Court Overturns Ban on Domestic Trade in Rhino Horn
South Africa saw a drop in the number of rhinos killed in 2015, but a record number of the animals were slaughtered in Namibia and Zimbabwe, primarily to satisfy Asian demand for rhino horn.
Kenya Is About to Stage the Largest Ivory Burn in History
The 105-ton cache, containing tusks of elephants worth an estimated $30m, will be burned as a symbolic message at the end of a summit aiming to prevent the extinction of elephants and rhinos.