Crime, National

57 rhinos, 26 elephants poached in Namibia last year


WINDHOEK, FEB 12– A total of 57 rhinos and 26 elephants were poached in Namibia in 2018, Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta said Monday in Windhoek.
He said 120 suspected poachers were arrest last year.
Shifeta said his ministry has called for harsher punishments for those found guilty of poaching.
The minister said rhino poaching happened at rhino custodian farms and private farms and no that poaching was recorded in the national parks.
He said one rhino was reported poached so far this year. – XINHUA