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Rhino Educational Signage

Rhino Educational Signage
FunkyGibbon, 26 Jan 2020
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    • Coelacanth18
      It's good to see signage like this in the country whose demand is currently creating this problem. Have you seen much other educational signage about rhino poaching at Chinese zoos?
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    • FunkyGibbon
      'Good' Chinese zoos often have great educational signage in regard to Asian-specific threats to wildlife, and I always try to photograph and upload where I see it. I'd recommend either poking through the China galleries or my media uploads page. That being said, I am not sure I recall uploading any signage about rhinos previously.
      (Also, I am under the impression that the market for dagger handles is equally to blame?)
    • Coelacanth18
      @FunkyGibbon That's good to hear. I hadn't heard about dagger blades, a quick cursory search indicates this was a Yemeni practice in the 70's and 80's that has been pretty much eradicated (partially due to social pressure and awareness campaigns, partially the economic collapse caused by internal conflict there). However, in fairness, the articles I looked at also implicated Vietnam as the main culprit, with China being a secondary consumer. Those articles were written before China eased restrictions on rhino and tiger products in 2018, though, so not sure if it's still the case.
    • FunkyGibbon
      @Coelacanth18 Consider me educated! I really thought that was a current thing.
    • Coelacanth18
      @FunkyGibbon Information I gleaned in 5-10 minutes reading, so regard my claims cautiously :p but I didn't even know about the trend, so it was interesting to hear. It seems like - at least until the 2000's - rhino horn demand jumped between different countries every time one of them would crack down, with Yemen perhaps being the first.
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    • aardvark250
      I don't get it though. Why did it say "the only hornless rhino in the world"?
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