Rhino issues related documents: Papers, reports and presentations

           
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Reports and strategies

 

Committee of Inquiry Summary Report

The Committee of Inquiry assessed the current situation and the interventions implemented by Government to date. Then, through a process of stakeholder consultation, scenario planning, analysis of case studies and various work stream documents as well as a decision-tree analysis process, the Committee identified five key areas that require interventions. These interventions are needed to address wildlife crime and enhance government’s ability to conserve rhino in their natural habitat, and increase the opportunities to realise benefits associated with successful conservation.

The Committee was strongly of the view that these interventions are essential for an effective response to rhino poaching irrespective of whether (or not) South Africa seeks to trade in rhino horn.
 

Committee of Inquiry Summary Report

 

 

African rhino conservation plan

The plan has a similar structure to a number of existing national plans long term setting out a long term Continental Vision with a Life of Plan Goal Target, and then identifying the Key Components necessary to achieve the Goal target and in so doing make progress towards achieving the long term Vision. Associated Key Component Objectives, Actions and KPI’s are identified, specifically highlighting areas where range State cooperation and collaboration is needed. Some potential projects of continental importance were also identified.

 

Environmental Offsetting discussion project

 

 

The viability of legalising trade in rhino horn in South Africa

At a Rhino Summit in October 2010, hosted by the then Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, the Department of Environmental Affairs agreed to commission a feasibility study to determine the viability of the legalization of the trade in rhino horn in South Africa. The study had to a) analyse trends in local (national) trade in rhino horn prior to the moratorium that came into effect in February 2009…

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The viability of legalising  trade in rhino horn  in South Africa - Report
 

 

 

Rhino issue management report 

This report and its annexures are a compilation of information that includes recommendations for DEA to consider and better understanding of the key issues among the stakeholders regarding sustainable rhino conservation. It is presented with the hope that it will assist in developing a solid national position as South Africa prepares for the upcoming Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Conference of the Parties (COP) 16.

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Rhino issue management report 2013
 

 

 

Research report: A study on the dehorning of the African rhinoceroses as a tool to reduce the risk of poaching

This report is the product of the study on rhino dehorning and was conducted on behalf of DEA by the Endangered Wildlife Trust. The aim of the report is to provide clarity on the impacts and efficacy of dehorning and to identify the circumstances under which the intervention is most likely to be effective at reducing poaching.

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Rhino issue management report 2013
 
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