04 August 2016

Namibia: New rhino and elephant poaching figures!

According to new figures released by Namibia's Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, three more carcasses of poached rhinos have recently been found in the country's Etosha National Park, so that Namibia now has lost at least 37 rhinos to illegal poaching since January 2016. This brings the total number of illegal rhino killings to 162 since 2015. Namibia also lost 31 elephants to poaching so far in 2016, bringing the total to 80 animals since January 2015. 13 alleged poachers have been arrested in Namibia since May 2016.

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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