Rhino issues related documents: Papers, reports and presentations
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
- Animal Rights Philosophy and Wildlife Conservation. The Wildlife Society, 2011.
- Anthropogenic Influences on Conservation Values of White Rhinoceros. Sam M. Ferreira, Judith M. Botha, Megan C. Emmett. Volume 7, Issue 9, 2012.
- Banking on Extinction: Endangered Species and Speculation. Charles F. Mason, Erwin H. Bulte, and Richard D. Horan. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Volume 28, Number 1, 2012, pp. 180–192.
- Black Rhino Needs a Taxonomic Revision for Sound Conservation. Kees Rookmaker. International Zoo News, Volume 52, Number 5, 2005, pp. 280 – 282.
- The Survival of White and Black Rhinoceros in South Africa: The resumption of trade in rhinoceros horn and the associated risks posed by legalised trade as a potential contributor to the extinction of South Africa’s free-ranging rhino. L Thompson, 2012.
- Comments on John Hume’s Letter. T Jacobsen, 2012
- Submission to the Department of Environment. Concerns Over the Potential Trade in Rhino Horn. S Morgan, PhD.
- The Elephant and Rhino Poaching Crisis Through the Eyes of Yao Ming: A Chinese View of an African Dilemma. Yao Ming, 2012
- Elephants, iPhones and Bombs: Unmanned Drones in Conservation. Damien Mander, International Anti-Poaching Foundation, 2012.
- Is there a Future in the Wild for Rhinos? Lili Sheeline. TRAFFIC (USA), Volume 7 Number 4, 1987.
- Trade Bans: A Perfect Storm for Poaching. Kirsten Conrad. Open Access Journal - Tropical Conservation Science Volume 5 (3), 2012, pp. 245-254.
- Assessing the Population Performance of the Black Rhinoceros in Kruger National Park. Sam M. Ferreira1, Cathy C. Greaver and Mike H. Knight. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 41(2), 2011, pp. 192–204.
- A proposed framework for short-, medium- and long-term responses by range and consumer States to curb poaching for African rhino horn. Sam M. Ferreira and Benson Okita-Ouma. Pachyderm No. 51, 2012.
- The Question of Rhino Horn Trade: Policy Perspectives. Malcolm Draper, Sociology University of KwaZulu-Natal
- Ending the Demand for Rhino Horn in Asia: How to Shift the Mind-Set of Consumers. Galeo Saintz and Dr Simon Morgan.
- Rhino Poaching: supply and Demand Uncertain. Science, Volume 340, 2013.
- The Argument in Favor of a Smart Trade in White Rhino Horn, from Natural Deaths. Michael Eustace, 2012
- Submission to rhino issue management. T.M. Bengis, 2012.
- Increased Use of Technology to Combat Current Rhino Poaching Crisis in Southern Africa. Dr. Simon Morgan.
- Submission to the Portfolio Committee for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: The Veterinary and Para Veterinary Professions Amendment Bill (B25-2012). T.M. Bengis on behalf of Outraged SA Citizens Against poaching.
- The Sustainable Use Approach Could Save South Africa’s Rhinos. Brian Child, Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2012.
- The Rhino and the Bling.
- The Time to Think Differently About CITES and Trade is Upon Us. Rael Loon 2012.
- Identifying and Understanding Consumers of Wildlife Animal Products in Hanoi, Vietnam: Implications for Conservation Management. R. C. Drury. Thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. University College London, 2009.
- Rhino Conservation: South Africa: Background. Richard Emslie, Jo Shaw and Joseph Okori.
- Veterinary Issues: Black and white Rhino. Markus Hofmeyr – VWS SANparks.
- Legislative Provisions and CITES Process. Department of Environmental Affairs.
- Civil Society and Rhino Poaching: Roles, Rights and Responsibilities. Karen Trendler - Rhino Response Strategy EWT.
- National / Local Utilisation of Rhino. Dave Balfour.
- 1st National Rhino Conservation Dialogue Workshop. Department of Environmental Affairs.
- The Ethics of Rhino Conservation. Karen Trendler.
- Safety and Security in Conservation. International Anti-Poaching Foundation.
- Rhino Security Intervention Plan. Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Wildlife.
- Required Immediate Response by Management Authorities.David Mabunda and Hector Magome, SANParks.
- Rhino Poaching in South Africa. Mr Ken Maggs (SANParks) / Colonel Johan Jooste (SAPS Hawks).
- Rhinoceroses Threats. Captain Swart (SAPS).
- Greater Lebombo Conservancy:Transfrontier security Area. Dr David Mabunda (SANParks CEO).
- Rhino Conservation Issues: Monitoring. Dr Jo Shaw , Programme Officer: Large Mammal Trade, TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa.
- Rhino Horn Trade and CITES: An overview form TRAFFIC Monitoring. Dr Jo Shaw , Programme Officer: Large Mammal Trade, TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa.
- Rhino in Crisis. Pelham Jones, PROWA WRSA.
- Rhino Conservation Strategy. Dr Mike Knight and Dr Richard Emslie.
- Rhinos Alive! Proposed Corrective Measures. Danie Venter, CEO SAHGA.
- The Sustainable Use Imperative: In Search of African Solutions for African Conservation Challenges. Dr Herman Els: SAHGCA - Manager Conservation and Hunting.
- Wildlife Defense. Dr Nir Tenebaum, WILDEAS, Innovative Nature and Wildlife Defense
- Trade Issues: Demand for Rhino Horn. Dr Jo Shaw , Programme Officer: Large Mammal Trade, TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa.
- Significance of Africa’s Rhino Conservation Efforts. Dr Joseph Okori, WWF African Rhino Programme Leader 2012.