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Julian Rademeyer: “I Think the Rhino Trade is Getting Significantly Worse” (Video)

Killing for Profit“I think the rhino trade is getting significantly worse,” Julian Rademeyer told Robyn Curnow in a video interview for CNN Marketplace Africa. “In the last four years we’ve lost more than 2200 rhino, that is seven times the number that we lost in the preceding 27 years.”

Rademeyer, author of Killing for Profit, said that illegal rhino horn trading is carried out by “highly ingenious criminal networks who are adept at finding their way around regulations and loopholes”. He then spoke about how for the syndicate bosses there is little risk, but for the poachers, often recruited from local villages where there is little work to be found, the risk is high.

In the second video Rademeyer discusses how poaching touches on many of the social issues in South Africa, including land rights and poverty.

The interview with Rademeyer starts at 2:55 minutes:

The interview with Rademeyer starts at 1:15 minutes:

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