WINDHOEK: Namibia has lost 11 rhinos and one elephant to poaching since the beginning of the year, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism said Wednesday.
Ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said poaching took place in one of the country’s largest national parks Etosha as well as custodianship and private farms.
The most recent poaching incident involved two rhinos.
“I can confirm that two rhino carcasses were discovered in the Puros area on April 13. At the time of the discovery the carcasses were at least a week to 2 weeks old. Investigations continue in this,” Muyunda said, adding that no suspects were arrested.
According to environment ministry statistics, the country has seen a steady decrease in rhino and elephant poaching in the past 3 years.