11 January 2016

Zimbabwe: 50 rhinos killed by poachers in 2015!

According to the Lowveld Rhino Trust (LRT), a conservation organization operating primarily in the South-East Lowveld of Zimbabwe, at least 50 rhinos got killed by poachers in Zimbabwe in 2015. Out of the 50 rhinos poached, 42 were black rhino. The majority of losses were suffered in conservancies in the Lowveld, located in the south of Zimbabwe.

The rhino population in the Lowveld is regarded  by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the only one in Zimbabwe being genetically and demographically viable. Zimbabwe only lost around 20 rhino to poachers in 2014.

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