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Rhinos, their impacts on savannah and the ghosts of ancient poos

Photos of mutilated rhino corpses have become all too familiar to conservationists lately. Sadly Rhino horn has been making a comeback on the east-Asian black market, mainly fuelled by the myth that it is effective at curing various minor ailments, such as hangovers and fevers, as well as major diseases such as cancer.

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Slaughter in the CAR

In the last post I wrote, “Fighting for Elephants“, I reported on a small inkling of hope for the forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) in central Africa, as the central African states pledged to send 1,000 soldiers to help mitigate the rampant poaching in the area after 89 elephants were killed in Chad. Unfortunately this hope has been misplaced.

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