Wildlife crime continues in South Africa, as in 2015, close to 1,200 rhino were slaughtered mainly because of Asian-led demand for their horn.

“By the end of December 2015, the number of poached rhinos was 1,175,” Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa told reporters on Thursday. The Minister said that in 2014 there were 1,215 poached rhinos and therefore poaching had “stabilized.”

However, AFP news agency reported that in 2008, fewer than 100 rhinos were poached. Ever since the number...


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