Is the treatment programme intended as a long-term solution?

We see the treatment purely as a means to “buy time” for the dwindling rhino population, while long-term solutions are being investigated. In the short term, we need to regain control of the rampant poaching and disrupt the upward trend. No long-term solution, whether it be legalisation of trade or otherwise, is likely to be implemented within the next four years.  Therefore, a rhino horn treated today for the purposes of keeping the animal alive is once again going to be free of any compounds if ever we reach a point where legalised trade becomes a reality.

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