The imminent dismembering of maverick Rhino conservationist John Hume’s Platinum Rhino project, up for auction from April 26 to May 1 — International Rhino Day — is a critical moment for conservation efforts beyond saving the world’s second-largest land mammal.

It highlights the challenges of sustainably managing and financing large-scale conservation projects, as well as the complexities of the legal rhino horn trade. It also raises questions about the role of captive breeding in conserving endangered species, and the need for robust protection to ensure the survival of wild populations. ..

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