Journal Article

  • The Horns of Dilemma: The Impact of Illicit Trade in Rhino Horn
    Viscardi, P.
    NatSCA News, Issue 22, pages 8 - 13

    Rhinoceros horn has recently become highly sought after on the black market for use in Traditional Asian Medicine. Demand has increased levels of poaching and has led to the theft of material from collections across Europe through 2011. This article provides background to the situation and reiterates guidance on protecting both rhinoceros horn and staff in natural science collections.

    Keywords: Rhinoceros, rhino, horn, poaching, security, theft, auction, legislation, threat, CITES, DEFRA, AHVLA