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Rhino crisis


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Rhino Crisis

During the research and the understanding of the rhino poaching I had to realize the freedom of wildlife is fading away in Africa. Every territory is owned by someone and private places, that has enough funding, guarded with rangers from poachers and hunters. This is only the surface of a very deep and complicated problem, where the world leaders are also involved.

Wildlife trade is a soaring crime. Rhinoceroses are one of the critically endangered animals, because the price of their horn is higher then gold or heroin. The demand for rhino horn is focused on the east side of Asia, mostly China and Vietnam.

According to the Traditional Chines Medicine, the Rhino horn is a medicine for different kind of disease, like headache, fever, even cancer, aids or leukemia. Nowadays the most recent usage as an aphrodisiac and increasing potency. The demand of the rhino horn is incredible high, therefore the poaching as well. The supply has to catch up the demand. Even can defeat local principles. Instruct to kill.

The other side of the world is fighting against the conclusion of the rhino Myth. Fighting against the poachers who just temporarily involved, just to kill. There are many organisation and foundations established since these problem being reached the endangered level, 2006. These civilians are making plans, campaigns and rising awareness as much as they can. But still the killing doesn't stop. Year by year growing the number of the death rhinos. Even in strongly protected nature parks as well. One of the biggest is the Kruger Nature park, where the 80% of the African black rhino population is living. By now Sept of 2014 are more then 700 rhinos has been killed.

My aim was to show the misunderstanding between these two world. The Myth is too strong to be able to be destroyed completely by the Truth. Therefore every step what are we making just another layer on the myth. But the myth is still there. 

"In order to chnage the man created world, the man has to change the way of thinking."