Issue Date: Dec 31, 1993
As if the destruction of habitats and its impact on the normal behaviour of various species wasn't enough, there are now suggestions encouraging amputation of animal parts attractive to poachers (IUCN Bulletin, 1993, No 1). It is a shocking proposition that wildlife managers should cut the tusks from elephants and horns from rhinos to make these animals unattractive to poachers. But, bad habits die hard. The poachers may soon find bones of elephants and rhinos as attractive as tiger bones.