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Mar07

Rhino Economics 101

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THE LEGALISATION DEBATE CONTINUED

The previous post (What if We Legalized The Trade in Rhino Horn?) merely skimmed the surface of the argument in favour of legalising the rhino horn. If we are to have something to debate well then we need to see the problem from all sides and the legalisation argument certainly needs further investigation. The most comprehensive argument in favour of legalisation I found is one offered by Michael 't Sas-Rolfes, Environmental...

Jan31

"You’d Do Just as Well as Chewing on Your Fingernails"

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THE MYTH OF THE RHINO HORN'S USE

"You’d Do Just as Well as Chewing on Your Fingernails"

From the plethora of articles on the supposed medicinal value of rhino horn available on the Internet I feel this simple line sums it up rather well. I won't wear you out with more statistics or complex explanations, except to say that if you truly believe in your heart of hearts that rhino horn can cure your ailment, then you might as well be tucking into your fingernails. For one, it's free. It's renewable. And if your demand is...

Jan31

What if We Legalised Trade in Rhino Horn?

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AN EMOTIONAL DEBATE

What if We Legalised Trade in Rhino Horn?

This is an emotional issue. Those on both sides of the fence are becoming more desperate and brazen by the day. With each (almost daily now) discovery of a hacked rhino carcass those of us concerned with the preservation of these animals are pulling out our hair trying to find the one solution that will put a conclusive end to the senseless slaughter. Rhino horn and Rhino horn traditional medicine sold in Asia I admire the...

Jan30

Taking Great Care

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Taking Great Care

to keep the animal calm the team will need to work fast as they attach a clamp through which the barium and dye cocktail will be administered.    

Jan30

Balekha Means Run

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Balekha Means Run

in isiXhosa. It is the name given to the female calf pictured and the irony is not lost on the team as the potentially life-saving cocktail is pumped into her horn.    

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

Meet The Team

  • Meeting the Interns: Victoria Paillusseau

    Meeting the Interns: Victoria Paillusseau

    Leaving one paradise for another, Victoria Paillusseau has come from her home in Mauritius to work at Inverdoorn as a lodge volunteer. This is her first time in South Africa and she...

  • Meeting the Volunteers: Cynthia Knuppe

    Meeting the Volunteers: Cynthia Knuppe

    The lodge is abuzz with activity, and not only because it’s summer season. The other reason for all the energy coursing through the reserve is the interns and volunteers. I have never...

  • Meet the team: Alex Isaacs

    Meet the team: Alex Isaacs

    Inverdoorn – Writing about going on a big 5 safari game drive in the Western Cape is a million times easier than writing about oneself. Because I suppose, you can do hours of research on the...

  • Meet the Team: Christo Viljoen

    Meet the Team: Christo Viljoen

    The staff at Inverdoorn hail from various parts of South Africa, and even other parts of the world. As a result they all have very different and diverse backgrounds, but are connected by...

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Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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