28 September 2016

Namibia: Another six rhinos have been killed by poachers!

According to Colgar Sikopo, Director of Wildlife and National Parks at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia has lost another six rhinos to poachers since the last figures regarding the illegal killings of rhinos were released in early August 2016. A total of (at least) 43 rhinos have been killed by poachers so far in 2016.

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Poachers have killed about 10% of Namibia's rhinos in recent years - one rhino was recorded poached in 2011, two in 2012, four in 2013, 24 in 2014 and 127 in 2015. Out of the 201 rhinos killed by poachers since 2011, 184 were black rhinos and 17 were white rhinos. 137 black rhinos and eleven whhite rhinos were killed in Etosha National Park, 40 black rhinos got slaughtered in conservancies and six white rhinos as well as seven black rhinos on private land.

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