Wildlife crime is decimating wildlife populations worldwide. In Africa iconic wildlife species of elephant, rhino, lion and pangolin are being lost at an alarming rate and threatening the very existence of Africa’s protected areas where ecotourism makes an important contribution to economic growth.
The increasing rise in rhino poaching stands at the forefront of this wildlife crime crisis. Currently approximately 4 800 black and 20 000 white rhino are fighting for their survival in the wild, with more than 70% of these rhinos found in South Africa.
If the current poaching rate for 2017 continues it is possible that this year will see more rhinos killed than are being born. And if this trend continues then it is possible that by 2025 all rhino in the wild could be extinct.
The demand for rhino horn in Asian countries remains one of the main driving forces behind the escalation in poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa, with more than 80% of illegally trafficked rhino horn passing through Vietnam either for local use or for export to other countries.
Join our seminar to hear from experts working in the field in South Africa, and the representatives in business and traditional medicine on how conservation and business need to work together to create a legacy for us all.
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