oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The illegal trade in rhino horn as an example of trade in an endangered species
|Article Title||The illegal trade in rhino horn as an example of trade in an endangered species|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 The Criminological Centre for Wildlife and Environmental Crime (CROWA)|
|Publication Date||Jan 1997|
|Pages||47 - 57|
|Keyword(s)||Abalone, Cycads, Ecological disorganisation, Exotic birds, Government-controlled national parks, Hazardous waste, Monetary value, Rhino populations, Ritual killings, Uses of rhino horn and Wetlands|
In the CONNEPP Discussion Document Towards a New Environmental Policy for South Africa, it is stated that nearly one tenth of all known species of plants in the world are found in South Africa. A great diversity of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects is also found here. This article presents a review of the nature and extent of the illegal trade in endangered spedes, with rhino horn as a relevant South African example.
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