Monday, 24 February 2014

Kenya loses six Rhinos in a week

Six rhinos have been killed in the last one week in spite of new anti-poaching laws that stipulate hefty fines or life imprisonment for offenders. One more rhino was wounded by poachers and is fighting for its life at Ol Pejeta ranch in Laikipia.

The six were killed in Solio and Ol Jogi ranches and Nakuru National Park, according to independent reports. Poachers killed two rhinos from each of the three conservancy areas and chopped off the horns.
The rising wave has startled conservationists, who fear Kenya's new punitive law may not have deterred poachers. Kenya is home to just over 1000 Rhinos.

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