SOUTH AFRICA INCREASES BLACK RHINO TROPHY HUNTING QUOTA
South Africa has received permission from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species to nearly double the number of black rhinos that can be killed as trophies. The money raised from selling hunting rights will support conservation funds for the critically endangered species. Since 2003, South Africa has sold hunting rights for five black rhinos a year. The latest decision increases the quota to 0.5% of the population, which translates to nine black rhinos at today’s levels. The move has received support from some African states and opposition from others. For the full story, see https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/19/south-africa-gets-g….