159 Rhino poached in South Africa this year - Times LIVE | Rhino | Scoop.it
The number of rhinos poached in South Africa this year stands at the "alarming figure" of 159, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Wednesday.

 

"The Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of these losses, with the rhinos poached in the park having reached a staggering total of 95," she said.

 

"This is no longer an environmental management problem only, but it has become a matter in which we have involved all law enforcement agencies."

She said 90 people had been arrested for poaching this year.

 

"The continued arrests of rhino poaching suspects reflects the co-ordinated enforcement efforts across government, aimed at addressing the scourge of rhino poaching."...


Via Wildlife Margrit