October 2004
New York Amsterdam News;10/7/2004, Vol. 95 Issue 41, p2
The article reports that wildlife conservationists and government delegates meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, have lifted a ban on hunting the rare black rhinoceros in southern Africa. Members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) approved a request by Namibia Monday for an annual quota of five black rhinos for trophy hunters. CITES approved the same hunting limit for South Africa, which halved its original request for a 10-rhino quota in order to address concerns raised by conservationists. Delegates at the meeting who favored continuing the ban on black-rhino hunting say the endangered animals are still targets for poachers.


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