550 rhino killed in KNP this year

2013-12-03 05:00
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa must resign as she has failed to tackle the issue of rhino poaching, animal activists say. (File, Volksblad)

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa must resign as she has failed to tackle the issue of rhino poaching, animal activists say. (File, Volksblad)

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Johannesburg - A total of 550 rhino have been killed in the Kruger National Park in the past 11 months, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Monday.

The government declared the illegal killing of rhino and trade in rhino horn a national security threat in 2011.

"The South African government is acutely aware of the seriousness and intensity of wildlife crime, specifically rhino poaching," she said.

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