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Chinese farm threatened African rhino for horns: Report

London, March 7 (IANS) China is farming African wild Rhinos in order to harvest their horns for alleged medicinal properties, a newspaper reported Sunday quoting a report by international conservation monitors.

China has imported 141 live white rhino from South Africa since 2000 – far more than is needed to promote tourism – with the possible aim of setting up rhino farms, the Sunday Times quoted the report as saying.

The monitoring report is due to be delivered to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and comes ahead of a CITES meeting of wildlife experts in Qatar next week.

The report says: