Friday, March 11, 2011

51 South African Rhinoceros killed by poachers since January 2011

This is horrible news. This is 51 animals which the authorities are aware of. Then there are the other countries where there is less protection. A frightening statistic.

Statement: DoE: Rhino poaching a cause for concern

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa, has called for more public involvement in the efforts to reduce rhino poaching in the country.

Minister Molewa announced that rhino poaching continues to increase at an alarming rate. She also took the opportunity to congratulate the members of the National Wildlife Crime Reaction Unit (NWCRU) for their escalating number of arrests of suspected poachers and related criminals.

Since January 2011, a total of 51 rhinos have been poached across the country.
The figures are constituted as follows:
Kruger National Park: 33
Gauteng: 0

Read More HERE


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