Reaching a ‘tipping point’ is probably an overused phrase in the context of biodiversity conservation, running the risk of diluting its impact. Nonetheless, having recently returned from a wildlife reserve in South Africa’ s Bushveld, I believe that the global population of southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum , Figure 1 ) is rapidly approaching such a juncture.
Bibliographical noteThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Biodiversity on 10/07/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14888386.2014.931248
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