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Poaching Problems: Rhino Horn Now Worth More Than Gold

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The problem of rhino poaching continues to grow, with poaching levels at 15-year highs. Part of the reason according to WWF is rising demand in Asia, where the horn is used in traditional Chinese medicine, but Mongabay points out an undoubted contributing factor. Rhino horn is now worth more than gold.

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