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A news item was posted today by Business Day Live on a new report expected in the first quarter of this year on whether South Africa should apply to trade in rhino horn under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (Cites).

The report contains several quotes from our very own Dr. Pieter Kat, including:

"Mr Kat says Kenya argues that despite progress made by South Africa in instituting more demanding control measures, rhino poaching continues to rise."

"Kenya is of the opinion that such poaching has resonated across borders and that the recent upsurge in rhinos poached in Kenya is directly linked to a problem made in South Africa," Mr Kat says.

 

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