Thursday, 7 January 2016

Eighty rhinos poached in Namibia in 2015

Four more rhino carcasses were found at Grootberg Lodge in Kunene region in late December last
year.

This discovery brought Namibia's rhino poaching toll last year to 80, according to figures
released by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

Namibia has experienced a sharp increase in cases of rhino poaching over the past five years
with only one rhinoceros poached in 2009, one in 2010 and one in 2011. Two were killed in 2012,
four in 2013, and 25 in 2014.

Most of the Rhinos were poached in Etosha National Park.

Namibia is a very important stronghold for the Black rhinoceros.

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