Poacher’s paradise: The terrifying underworld behind rhino horn trade | Daily Maverick

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A month ago, UN researchers said environmental crime was outpacing global GDP growth. Now, a new report calls the fight against rhino poaching an “unwinnable war”, fingering corrupt officials, a lack of interdepartmental and international co-operation, and exposing a deeply entrenched web of international crime syndicates linked to smuggling, identity fraud and human trafficking. It makes for explosive reading. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

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