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Some skeptical about plan to tamp down demand for poached rhino horn by flooding market with fakes

In Africa, 892 rhinos were poached for their horns in 2018, down from a high of 1,349 killed in 2015. The decline in deaths is encouraging, but conservationists agree that poaching still poses a dire threat to Africa’s rhino population, which hovers around 24,500 animals.


Now, in the hopes of driving down the value of rhino horn and reducing poaching even more, scientists have created a convincing artificial rhino horn made from horsehair.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/25/science/synthetic-rhino-horn.html

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