1 175 rhino poached in 2015 - Molewa

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Pretoria - A total of 1 175 rhino were poached in South Africa in 2015, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday.

Of these, 826 were in the Kruger National Park.

This compared with 1 215 at the end of 2014.

"For the first time in a decade, the poaching situation in South Africa has actually stabilised," said Molewa in a briefing in Pretoria.

"In the face of an increased and relentless rise of poaching activity into protected areas, this is great news and cause for optimism," she said.


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