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Poachers kill 23 Rhinos in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority public relations manager Ms Caroline Washaya-Moyo said, 23 black and white rhinos had been killed this year in Zimbabwe national parks and conservancies.
However, 37 rhino poachers and illegal dealers in horns were arrested under an operation by the authority to protect the endangered species.
Ms Washaya-Moyo said the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority endeavors to preserve the country’s wildlife heritage and has come up with a number of strategies to ensure protection of flagship species.
“This year, a total of 100 rhinos were immobilised for ear notching and horn implanting to facilitate individual identification and monitoring in the field and dehorned to create disinterest to poachers.” she said.
Rhinos remain a major target for poachers who sell their products in Asia and the Middle East where there is a lucrative market. The rhinos can be spotted during national park tours while on Zimbabwe safaris.
By Jean,Published on December 9, 2011 · Filed under: Uncategorized;