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bdnews24 - 3 month ago

To fight wildlife poaching, forget the ‘kingpins’

In 2003, enterprising criminals in Southeast Asia realised that they could exploit a loophole in South Africa’s hunting laws to move rhino horns legally across international borders. Normally, North Americans and Europeans account for the bulk of South Africa’s rhino hunting permits. But that year, 10 Vietnamese “hunters” quietly applied as well.

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