27 February 2018

Namibia: New rhino poaching figures!

According to the latest poaching statistics by Namibia's Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), Namibia has recorded only three cases of rhino poaching this year so far. By October 2017, 27 rhinos were poached in Namibia compared to 60 in 2016 and 95 in 2015 – while 20 elephants were poached since January 2017 compared to 101 in 2016 and 49 in 2015.Namibia's Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, said in a statement last week that the aim for 2018 is to reduce poaching cases in the country by more than 50 percent.

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Namibia has 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.

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