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Guess the life-expectancy of a rhino that crosses from South Africa into Mozambique?

12-24 hours. Less than a day. This vast open border is where the South African rangers have to stop their protection work and Mozambique, poor after decades of civil war, doesn't have the resources to protect them. Local men are paid a pittance to take the risks and kill the animals, while the middle men and sellers in the Far East make a fortune on the horns and tusks of the dead rhino and elephants. How can it be stopped? Its not the fault of the local villagers, desperate to make a living for their families. Education, financial compensation for damage to crops and helping communities benefit from the wildlife's presence are all crucial long-term goals. In the short-term the...

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