12 May 2015

Namibia: 60 rhinos killed by poachers so far in 2015

update (21 May 2015): Two more white rhino got killed by poachers at the privately owned Farm Okamahoro, situated approximately 30km west of Okahandja in Namibia's Otjozondjupa region.

According to Namibia's Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, Namibia has lost 60 rhinos to illegal poaching since the beginning of 2015. Of the 60 rhinos, 54 rhinos were poached in Etosha National Park and six rhinos were poached in the Kunene region west of Etosha. The Ministry has issued a reward of N$60,000 for any information leading to the arrest of people involved in poaching. Poachers also killed 23 elephants in Namibia so far in 2015.

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