Rhino Poaching in Namibia Was Reduced by 63 Percent in 2020
Save The Rhino is a charitable environmental organization that analyzes and monitors the rhino population in Namibia and South Africa. These countries have the largest population of white and black rhinoceroses but the scale of poaching over the past years has caused many concerns among environmentalists.
Why we need to save Rhino
The population of white rhinoceros is extremely low and this species is under the biggest threat ever. White rhinoceros is an endangered species as well as black rhinoceros is on the bends. Last year, there were forty-six cases of poaching while in 2020 there were only seventeen of them.
It is a good tendency because many rare animal species go through hard times. Land cultivation, deforestation, poaching, increased demand for the traditional medicine market, and safari threaten the very existence of these species. Elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses, lions, antelopes, and behemoths are getting closer to the verge of extinction.
But now, rhino poaching in Namibia was reduced by sixty-three percent. Also, the number of elephant poaching decreased from thirteen cases to only two cases. Possible reasons for such a tendency lies in the increased penalties for poaching. Now poachers will be imprisoned for twenty-five years and will have to pay more than sixteen thousand US dollars which is a big sum for the Namibian population.
Also, a tightened partnership between Namibian Government and Namibian Police, and Namibian Intelligence helps to control the situation across the Namibian land and prevent most part of cases of poaching.
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