Over the last year both NPR and HPR have done a number of reports about the poaching epidemic affecting the rhinoceros. Widespread violence waged against them to supply rhino horn to people in mainly two countries, Vietnam and China, has led to what is widely being called the tipping point, where more rhinos are being killed than born. It's also the name of one of two new reports about the crisis from The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, authored by Julian Rademeyer. The investigative journalist, also the author of the book "Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade," spoke with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence about the crisis.
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Hear the complete interview with Julian Rademeyer for HPR's All Things Considered:
Julian Rademeyer Rhino Extinction Crisis Complete HPR ATC Interview August 2016
Read both Global Initiative reports on the rhino crisis online here.
See a short video about the crisis and new reports from Julian Rademeyer and Global Initiative: