07 January 2016

Namibia: 80 rhinos killed by poachers in 2015!

According to the latest figures released by Namibia's Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the country has lost 80 rhinos to illegal poaching in 2015. Most of the animals have been poached in the Etosha National Park. Namibia has experienced a sharp increase in cases of rhino poaching over the past five years. The country lost one rhino to poaching in 2009 and 2010 respectively, two rhinos were illegally killed in 2012, four in 2013 and 25 in 2014. 

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Namibia offers rewards of N$60 000 for information that lead to the arrest and prosecution of rhino poachers.

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