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  •  larger fauna have no chance against poachers (7+ / 0-)

    It would seem to me that the governments involved have to be cognizant of the problem but lack the funds, lack the will, or receive kickbacks from the poachers at least on a local level.

    This is an extension of a series of articles I recently read on the burgeoning market in fake African antiques and artifacts and the involvement of various governments in the manufacture and distribution of such items.  If a $1000 artifact awakens cupidity in government officials, then how can they resist the income from a rhino horn or tiger skin?

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