Select Page

Seven elephants, 19 rhinos poached since January – ministry

Seven elephants, 19 rhinos poached since January – ministry

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has recorded 26 poaching incidents since January, according to the ministry’s spokesperson Romeo Muyunda this week.

According to the statistics, seven elephants and 19 rhinos were poached since January. In May, the ministry recorded 18 incidents in which eight animals were killed.

Muyunda said the poaching incidents were recorded from mainly private and custodian farms while six poaching incidents were recorded in the national parks namely Etosha and Waterberg.

Last year, a total of 57 rhinos and 26 elephants were poached while 120 suspected poachers were arrested.

The ministry is currently lobbying for harsher punishments for those found guilty of poaching. Last year, the ministry established an Anti-Poaching Unit to help curb poaching. (Xinhua) .


 

About The Author

Guest Contributor

A Guest Contributor is any of a number of experts who contribute articles and columns under their own respective names. They are regarded as authorities in their disciplines, and their work is usually published with limited editing only. They may also contribute to other publications. - Ed.

Windhoek – Flat to let near central business district

One Bedroom flat for SINGLE tenant

Separate bedroom, separate bathroom, combined kitchen and lounge

Secure yard with one inside parking bay

Parking bay under shade netting

Walking distance from the CBD

One block away from Wernhil Shopping Mall

Quiet street – G4S security

Water included, electricity excluded

Monthly rent: N$5289.00 excluding electricity and N$160 for parking

Deposit: N$2500

Available immediately

To view please contact Mrs Don Camm

Tel: 061 221925