Five white rhinos killed by poachers in November in Botswana


  • World
  • Friday, 11 Dec 2020

GABORONE, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- At least five white rhinos were killed and dehorned on different occasions in November, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks in Botswana confirmed Thursday.

The escalation of white rhino poaching in the pristine Okavango Delta, one of the United Nations (UN)'s World Heritage Sites, is a worrying trend, said Lesego Kgomanyane, the department's spokesperson, in a statement.

"It is true that we lost at least five white rhinos to poachers in November alone," Kgomanyane told Xinhua.

Kgomanyane said poaching remains the single biggest threat to white rhinos in Botswana and throughout its range. To save wildlife from poaching, anti-poaching efforts have been intensified in the area.

Between April and June this year, Botswana's wildlife officials dehorned a number of rhinos and elephants in the country in order to save the animals from poachers.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In World

South Korea extradites suspect in suitcase murder case to New Zealand
Former Ecuador VP released from prison for second time
Honduras to complete talks with UN on anti-corruption mission, says president
South Korea weighs ordering striking truckers back to work
Kyiv 's mayor: 'We cannot allow Putin to steal our Christmas'
UK royals in U.S. spotlight as William and Kate visit
Ukrainian couple describe months under ground amid Russian attacks
Blinken to announce help for Ukraine's power transmission on Tuesday - U.S. official
Iran's future on U.N. women's rights body to be decided Dec. 14
U.S. stocks fall amid Fed comments

Others Also Read