Rhinos: Conservation, Economics & Trade-Offs (Iea Studies on the Environment, No. 4)

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ISBN-13: 978-0255363471
ISBN-10: 0255363478
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  • Series: Iea Studies on the Environment, No. 4 (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 69 pages
  • Publisher: Inst of Economic Affairs (July 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0255363478
  • ISBN-13: 978-0255363471
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,481,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Junglies VINE VOICE on June 8, 2003
Format: Paperback
This little book is about conservation but with a twist. It is a book about conservation by removing the restraints on trade in rhino horn. As such it is probably unacceptable to many who espouse conservation who will no doubt condemn this contribution without even reading it. Therein lies another tale altogether.
Readers of this review may wish to consider the whole question of conservation anew. The proponents of conservation who achieve the greates publicity often align themselves with governments and non-governmental organizations in formulating policies which are predominantly of an anti-market nature. The repeated rationale given is not that they are neccessarily anti-market as such but they have objections on moral grounds to the whole concept of 'wild' animals being owned, reared, and harvested by people and companies. While this may be a laudable stance the result is often a conservation failure as animals are needlessly slaughtered by those who do not share their principles but who see an opportunity to better themselves substantially because laws and treaties have made that scenario come true.
In this book the author sets out this horrible tale of events whereby the rhinocerous populations of Africa in particular are on the verge of extinction. Unlike the case of the African elephant which still exists in some considerable numbers, the rhinos are left in thousands. The reasons for the attractiveness of the rhino horn are set out along with the history of trade throughout the years while the myth of rhino horn is dispelled with the mundane demand for horn for dagger handles in places like Yemen or as a component of medicine in China.
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