Below is a list of the acronyms used throughout the website:

Buyermeans a person, natural or juristic, who has registered with RHTA as a buyer

CITESConvention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – an international treaty signed by 183 countries

DEA means the Department of Environmental Affairs

eRhODISmeans the sampling methodology and system which is part of RhODIS and which was developed by VGL

FICAmeans the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001

Horn Rhinoceros horn

NEMBAThe National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004

Ownermeans a person, natural or juristic, who is the lawful owner of rhino horn, and who is entitled in law to sell the rhino horn

PROAPrivate Rhino Owners Association

Qualified Buyermeans a buyer who has paid a deposit and can therefore access the restricted rhino horn for sale section of the RHTA website and reserve a consignment of horns for sale

Qualified Seller means a seller who has met all the requirements for listing their rhino horn for sale on the RHTA website

RhODIS means the Rhino DNA Indexing Dystem developed by VGL

RHTARhino Horn Trade Africa also referred to as the trade desk

Sellermeans a person, natural or juristic, who has registered with RHTA as a seller and is an owner

TOPSThreatened or Protected Species Regulations, a schedule of NEMBA

VGLmeans the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort