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Poaching cases drop in Namibia


Namibia has registered a drop in poaching cases from 57 cases in 2019 (46 rhinos and 13 elephants) to 25 since the beginning of this year. [KS: Shame CGTN can’t add up]. The drop in poaching cases brings the nation closer to the objective of reducing poaching to zero.

According to the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism on November 26, Namibia has lost 23 rhinos and two elephants to poaching since the beginning of the year.

Mother elephant and her calf in Namibia. /VCG

Ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said the country is winning the fight against poaching.

“We are happy with the drop in poaching cases, it brings us closer to our overall objective of reducing poaching to zero. We are happy that our interventions are working and that the collaboration we have established with various stakeholders is bearing fruits,” Muyunda said.

A rhino in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. /VCG

“The challenge will be now to maintain the current momentum at the same time implementing strategies to stop poaching completely.”

Muyunda said this year’s cases were mostly recorded in Etosha National Park, private farms and rhino custodian areas. 

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Source(s): Xinhua News Agency