We Could Just Airlift Rhino Refugees To Australia In Order To Protect Them From Extinction

August 5, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

Humanity has explored various strategies to save rhinos from extinction – anything from drone monitoring to straight up poisoning them. Karin Brulliard writes that soon Rhino refugees might arrive on the shores of Australia:

  • Rhinos have long been transported from poacher-heavy South Africa to safer places in Botswana, and to global zoos.
  • Now the governments of Australia and South Africa have come to an initial agreement, which would see the land down under host a colony of 80 rhinos.
  • The person responsible for the initiative calls it an “insurance population” in case global anti-poaching efforts fail.
  • Scientists seem to agree that Rhinos could thrive in Australia’s environment.
  • The rhinos will be flown out on nonstop flights, and the entire initiative is expected to cost $70,000 a rhino.

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Source: The Washington Post

Via: Marginal Revolution