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Guns in America and the battle to save Kenyan rhinos

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First broadcast:
Thursday 07 February 2013

Mass shootings seem to now be a fixture of American life and since the shootings in Newton, Connecticut, the debate over firearms has been relentless. Other terrible spasms of violence have cast brief shadows, but it seems like it’s going to take a lot longer to forget the twenty children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Paul Adams meets gun owners across the country and finds out why Americans are so divided on the issue.

Over the last decades Kenya has stepped up its efforts to protect its wildlife – including its rare rhinos. There have been public campaigns, education programmes, and park wardens have been given policing powers. But is it working when wages are low and the spoils of poaching can be worth more than their weight in gold? Natasha Breed reports.


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