World faces rhino horn dilemma

Mar 24, 2013

World faces rhino horn dilemma

by Hugh Paxton

Wildlife parts are valuable. A general rule of thumb is that the bigger the beast, the bigger the price. You don't get much bigger than a white rhino (3,000 kg). It is the largest grazing (i.e., purely grass-eating) animal that has ever lived. Its ...

Deal to protect sharks worries tsunami-hit town

Mar 14, 2013

Deal to protect sharks worries tsunami-hit town

An international agreement to protect sharks could spell trouble for the tsunami-wrecked port of Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture as it struggles to get back on its feet two years after being swept away, locals say. Shinichi Sato said that although his shark-processing business there ...