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    What is RHTA?

    RHTA is an entity created to provide a legal, managed and efficient market place for the sale of legal, humanely acquired rhino horn to approved buyers.

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    What is PROA?

    The Private Rhino Owners Association is a voluntary association that promotes the conservation, protection & proliferation of all species of rhino on private land in South Africa & the rest of Africa

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    Why Legal Rhino Horn Trade?

    Since the moratorium in 2009, rhino killings from poaching has rocketed with fatalities reaching in excess of 1000 per annum in recent years.......

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    How the Trade Desk Works

    The RHTA trade desk is an online facility that will enable the now legal buying and selling of “clean” rhino horn between permit holding, registered sellers (rhino custodians/owners) and registered buyers....

Trade Rhino Horn

THE legal environment for the trade of rhino horn  in south africa 

There are currently two pieces of legislation that are crucial to the trading of rhino horn.

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Rhino Horn Trade Africa (RHTA) is an entity created to provide a legal, managed and efficient market place for the sale of legal, humanely acquired rhino horn to approved buyers.

RHTA has as its primary objective, the long term survival of the rhinoceros. The sale of rhino horn will enable those entrusted with custody and protection of the rhinoceros to utilise the funds acquired from the sale of the horn, in order to better protect and safeguard the lives of the existing rhino population.

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The Private Rhino Owners Association (PROA)

The Private Rhino Owners Association (PROA) is a voluntary association with general members and a non-profit organisation that promotes the conservation, protection and proliferation of all species of rhino on private land in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

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Lemon trees aren’t cut down for the lemons. Rhinos shouldn’t be killed for their horns.

Since the moratorium in 2009, rhino killings from poaching has rocketed with fatalities reaching in excess of 1000 per annum in recent years. Significant money and resources has been spent on protecting rhino since then but this status quo cannot continue. Dehorning of rhino has become a necessity in an effort to discourage poachers and custodians of rhino should be able to use this to their advantage i.e. the selling of surplus horn to fund their protection efforts. In the absence of such a revenue stream, or indeed a significant and immediate reduction in demand, the attainment of which has been a focus of conservation efforts for decades now, the future of this species is looking exceedingly bleak.

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