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Permit to kill Namibia black rhino fetches $350,000 in US

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A Texas hunting club auctioned off a permit to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia, raising $350,000 towards conservation efforts for the animal, but not without controversy. 

A black rhino pictured in the Etosha National Park in northern Namibia on March 4, 2007

The Dallas Safari Club, which on Saturday said all money would be given to Namibia for "anti-poaching patrols, habitat protection, research and other measures crucial for protecting populations of endangered black rhinos," has nonetheless sparked the ire of some wildlife groups.

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