According to the latest poaching statistics by Namibia's Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), the country has lost (at least) 27 rhinos and 20 elephants to illegal poaching activities since January 2017. Namibian authorities have so far arrested 75 people for illegal hunting and possession of either rhino horns or elephant tusks in 2017. A total of 30 rhino horns, 103 elephant tusks and 69 pieces of elephant tusk have also been recovered.
the second largest population of rhino in the world estimated at 2,800
by the end of 2016, while the elephant population in the country is just
over 22,000 animals.