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Stories by John R. Platt

Shock as China Legalizes Medicinal Trade in Rhino Horns and Tiger Parts

In a move that shocked and horrified many conservationists, China this week opened up two legal markets for rhino horns and tiger body parts. Under China’s new rules, which overturn a 25-year-old ban, farm-raised tiger and rhino “products” can be approved for use in medical research or by accredited doctors in hospitals, despite the fact that the body parts have no known medicinal value...

November 9, 2018 — John R. Platt

Poachers versus Poop

The key to saving elephants and other species may lie in the DNA contained in their droppings, says conservation biologist Samuel Wasser

April 23, 2018 — John R. Platt
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