A critique of recent suggestions to hack tusks, horns and other poachers' delights to save endangered animals.

ZIMBABWE has been dehorning rhinos for almost a year in a desperate attempt to save them from poachers. The country's rhinoceros population has declined from 2,000 a year ago to less than 500 today.

CAVIAR, the ultimate synonym for luxurious living and a major Russian export, is facing a triple threat of poaching, pollution and petroleum. Female sturgeon swim down the Volga river to the

As the result of the ban on ivory trading, elephants are overbreeding, creating problems such as the destruction of forest land.