Rhinos are under intense pressure on 3 fronts:
1. Rhino-horn use in tradition Chinese medicine – being phased out.
3. Trophy Hunting – as part of Big-5-Hunting (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo), legal in 6 African countries, especially South Africa. Of these, rhinos fetch the most money – up to $300,000 per hunt. Hunters claim that it is conservation funding for the host countries, but only $1000-$2000 go to the host countries as license fees, the rest go to the hunting guide-outfitters. Both the hunters and the outfitters are by and large American.
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)