Jan 13, 2014 — A permit to kill an endangered black rhino in Africa sold for $350,000 at auction. Commentator Barbara J. King says we should look for ways other than charity hunts to support wildlife conservation.
May 13, 2013 — Demand for rhino horn, used in traditional Chinese medicine, is fueling a slaughter of the animals in Africa. In Vietnam, the sought-after commodity is fetching prices as high as $1,400 an ounce, or about the price of gold. There, some believe ground horn can cure everything from hangovers to cancer.
Sep 22, 2012 — On World Rhino Day, people across the globe celebrate the rhinoceros and raise awareness to save all five species.
Nov 9, 2011 — Researchers use a new, gentler technique to transport 19 rhinos out of a poacher-plagued region in South Africa.
Aug 26, 2011 — Thieves are ripping the horns off long-dead rhinos who in some cases have stood in natural history museums for decades. Driving the market: Traditional beliefs in some Asian cultures that rhino horn powder is a medicine and an aphrodisiac.
Jul 19, 2010 — S. African rhino deaths from poaching increase.