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Lammers, I., 1998. Zo leg je stroperij aan banden. Panda 1998 Winter: 12-13, figs. 1-2

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - Zimbabwe
Subject: Management
Species: African Rhino Species

Original text on this topic:
Early in the 1990s the government started dehorning operations, hoping that a dehorned rhino is unattractive to poachers. It was an emergency. In 1 ? years time we dehorned over 300 rhino. That was expensive, but we recieved financial aid from WWF Holland. At first the operation seemed unsuccesful, because poachers even killed dehorned animals, we found some 20 dead dehorned rhino in Zimbabwe. But the killing of these rhino suddenly stopped. Possibly the middlemen wanted to wait until the horns had grown again. Raoul du Toit doesn't think that dehorning will again be necessary. The translocations stopped in 1995, we feel that rhinos now live in reasonably safe areas.

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