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Agenda item 54: Rhinoceros
Why is WWF supporting this agenda item?
- The status of several rhino populations is still of great conservation concern and much remains to be addressed by the Parties
- Of particular concern is the increased poaching of rhinoceros in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, and Nepal
- There is a need for increased and improved cross-border collaboration between Zimbabwe and South Africa
- Also of similar concern is the need for improved stockpile inventory and management, as evidenced by some unexplained reductions in reported stockpiles.
- stockpile management issues in range States
- undertaking a review on the accumulation of rhino horn and the routes by which they enter the trade chain and flow to illegal markets
- lack of cross-border collaboration to combat illegal horn trade
- poaching in particular range States
- improved facilitation in sharing of intelligence information
- potential to improve links with the MIKE Programme.