03 March 2016

Namibia: 34 rhinos killed by poachers so far in 2016!

According to the deputy inspector-general for operations of the Namibian police, Major General James Tjivikua, Namibia has lost 34 rhinos to poaching so far in 2016. Of the rhinos poached, 29 rhinos were killed in the Etosha National Park. The other five rhino got illegally killed at Palmwag/Klip River, also located in the Kunene region of Namibia. Namibia lost at least 80 rhinos to poaching in 2015.

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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