Wildlife poaching under control in Namibia: expert

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-10 22:23:23|Editor: xuxin
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WINDHOEK, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Namibia wildlife protectors on Wednesday said Namibia was winning the battle against poaching.

According to Save the Rhino Trust's Chief Executive Officer Samson Uri-khob, wildlife poaching in the country is under control.

"We have not won the battle against poaching but it is under control. This is because of the efforts from government, private sector and communities who are working together to arrest the problem," he said.

Recent statistics from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism show that there have been 26 poaching incidences so far this year, seven elephants and 19 rhinos.

"There are still attempts in the regions but with the help from communities, we have managed to get the situation under control," he said.

He said the country was putting more focus on commercial farms since that is where most of the incidences were occurring.

Namibia has a population of between 1,400 and 1,700 rhinos and over 24,000 elephants.

Save the Rhino Trust is a nongovernmental organization in Namibia founded for more than 30 years.