Rhinoceros Poaching Surges in Namibia
In a statement, Muyunda added on Wednesday that of the poached rhinoceros, 32 were black rhinoceros and 16 were white rhinoceros.
WINDHOEK, Sept 1: Namibia is experiencing a surge in poaching, with the number of poached rhinoceros rising to 48 this year, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said. In a statement, Muyunda added on Wednesday that of the poached rhinoceros, 32 were black rhinoceros and 16 were white rhinoceros.
"We are facing this hurdle head-on to ensure that we effectively fight to poach. As was noted before, poaching has become more prevalent in private farms as well as black rhino custodianship farms. We are busy implementing new measures across the board to counter this surge," he said.
Muyunda said Anti-Poaching Units in private farms are being strengthened while police and ministry law enforcement officials are being roped in to assist private farmers with intelligence, law enforcement and patrols, Xinhua news agency reported.
"We will also be availing the services of our helicopter for aerial patrols in hotspot areas," he added. (IANS)
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