Dr. Annette Hübschle talks about the intricate inner workings of Rhino kingpins in Africa and Asia
“Crime Spot meets SHERLOC”, is a new podcast on organized crime, in partnership with UNODC’s SHERLOC Portal - a free knowledge management portal for practitioners, journalists, academics and students.
In this episode, Dr. Annette Hübschle shares the intricate inner workings of Rhino kingpins in Africa and Asia and the logistics of their illegal hunting operations. At a price of ~50,000$ per kilo, Rhino horns and other body parts present a huge opportunity for not just organized criminal groups, but also for pseudo trophy hunters and local native populations who are ostracized from their own land.
These complexities present challenges for wildlife conservationists and legal practitioners trying to preserve this majestic endangered species.