National GeographicNat Geo Wild


This series is a heist story turned detective thriller, told from the perspective of the maverick investigators at the heart of the action in one of the most jaw-dropping investigations in living memory. What begins as the theft of antique rhino horns evolves into an environmental catastrophe that leaves thousands of rhinos dead on the South African plains. This is a tale of how a billion-dollar criminal network grew out of the demand for a single product – the rhino horn, one of the most expensive ingredients in Chinese medicine. But it is also a story of how a species can be pushed to the brink of extinction, when market forces – and rampant corruption – are left to decide its fate. It is a parable for our troubled relationship with the natural world, in which things only have genuine value if they can be traded and marketed.

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