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Activists in Vietnam Seek to Halt Record-High Rhino Killings

2014 was a critical year for Africa’s remaining rhinos.  A record 1,215 were killed for their horns, 10 times the number killed in 2009. Last year also saw the largest investment in anti-poaching efforts — $40 million — with funds going into purchasing high-tech helicopters and night vision equipment. It was also the first year of a three-year campaign run by conservation group WildAid to reduce rhino horn demand in Vietnam, a country that, along with China, is fueling the...

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