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Terrorists funded by rhino and elephant poaching

Rhino horn is funding terrorism. It really is as simple as that. In a recent article by SBS Australia it revealed that the UN and Interpol warns that the poaching industry is worth $213 billion and funds armed conflicts across the globe. Just animal you say? Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Environment Program…(Read More)

Kruger National Park in South Africa has seen some of the most devastating rhino poaching in Africa. Innovative, sophisticated tools are needed to outsmart poachers, so technology that has been used in urban environments is now being pressed into service for wildlife. The Guardian tells how the ShotSpotter gunfire-detection system is one such product…(Read More)

This piece on the website Fight for Rhinos looks at the shoot-to-kill policy toward poachers that some African countries have adopted in a desperate attempt to reduce rampant poaching of rhinos and elephants. While it is controversial, it has also proven highly effective. The poll at the bottom of the piece shows 91…(Read More)