A species’ fate and $2 billion at stake as South Africa mulls rhino horn trade

File photo of a White Rhino walking through scrub in the dusk light in Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa's North West ProvinceBy Ed Stoddard KLERKSDORP, South Africa – South Africa will decide this month whether to push to end a global ban on buying and selling rhino horn, a move that could unlock a $2 billion bonanza and determine the fate of a critically endangered species. Rhino horn is prized in Asia for use in traditional remedies and surging demand has meant more poaching. A record 1,305 of the animals were illegally killed in Africa last year.

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April 4, 2016 9:40 pm

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