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Field investigation, Christian Nellemann, UNEP/GRID-Arendal.
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The Routes of African Ivory and Rhino Horns to Asia
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
In Central Africa, species under threat from
poaching include elephants and rhinos. Rhinoceros
horn is used in traditional Asian medicine,
believed to reduce fevers and even
prevent loss of life. Other parts of the
rhino, including the skin and bones, are
also used for their supposed medicinal
qualities. Demand for rhino horn has
increased substantially in recent years.