Fewer rhino poached

22 January 2016 - 02:23 By Katharine Child and Shaun Smillie

For the first time since 2007 rhino poaching figures have declined, but conservationists warn that this has been offset by increases in South Africa's neighbours' figure. Last year 1175 rhino were poached nationally - 40 fewer than in 2014.The World Wildlife Fund has said that in Namibia 80 rhino were poached last year, up from 25 the year before and from only four in 2013.

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