John Hume's proposed rhino horn auction
We believe that there are too many unresolved legal questions for South Africa's DEA to issue permits for John Hume's rhino horn auctions to go ahead as planned.
The value of rhino horn
Save the Rhino doesn't publicise the "value" rhino horn can fetch on the black market, at the request of the African Rhino Specialist Group.
Shoot to kill?
Shoot-to-kill should only be used as a last alternative, and as an act of self-defence.
Can we save the Northern white rhino?
When it comes to rescuing a species or sub-species from extinction, prevention is better than cure.
Legalising the horn trade
The current poaching crisis in South Africa has provoked a huge debate about the best way to stop poaching and save African rhino populations, including legalising the rhino horn trade
De-horning, when used as part of a tool-kit of anti-poaching strategies, can help protect rhinos. But it's not 100% effective, and carries some risks...
Synthetic / bio-fabricated rhino horn: Will it save the rhino?
Over the past two years or so, SRI and IRF have been monitoring the progress of four US-based companies that have announced their intentions – with varying degrees of success – to produce synthetic or bio-fabricated rhino horn.
The use of drones in rhino conservation
What are drones and how useful are they for rhino conservation?
Poisoning rhino horns
On the surface, the poisoning of rhinos horns seems like a fantastic idea – surely no one would want to consume rhino horn that is laced with poison and toxic chemicals..? But if you dig a little deeper you see that the issue is not so simple…
Rhino horn stockpiles – to store or destroy?
Should rhino horns be stored securely or destroyed? And if they are to be destroyed, then should this be done in a high-profile burning or crushing demonstration?
Tackling the demand for rhino horn
Over the past six years, rhino poaching has increased by a staggering and unprecedented amount and is mainly attributed to the growing demand for rhino horn from Vietnam. So can this surge in demand be tackled?
Is elephant and rhino poaching funding terrorism?
Illegal wildlife trafficking is one of the world's top criminal activities – ranked alongside drugs, arms and human trafficking. A number of recent reports have claimed that elephant and rhino poaching is being used to fund terrorism activities.
Mozambique's role in the poaching crisis
Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, and there are many individuals willing to risk their lives to earn money through poaching.
The Vietnam question
Why has demand for rhino horn increased in Vietnam and how is the country involved in the rhino poaching crisis?
Sumatran rhino captive breeding
With just 100 Sumatran rhinos remaining in the world, captive breeding has a role to play in securing the species long-term survival.
Advanced Reproductive Technologies and priorities for rhino conservation
A Joint Statement by the International Rhino Foundation and Save the Rhino International (July 2015)
The additive theory of rhino horn trade
Does the sale of antique rhino horn have implications for the poaching of wild rhinos?
What is the sustainable use of wildlife? We weight up the arguments for and against.
Dyeing rhino horn and elephant ivory
There have been some entertaining images of rhinos with bright pink horns circulating on social media. We believe that money, time and scarce resources would be better spent elsewhere.
The transportation industry and the illegal wildlife trade
Increased pressure has been placed on the transportation sector to focus on stronger enforcement measures and tougher restrictions to combat the illegal wildlife trade.