South Africa: 124 rhinos poached – SANParks

source: News24
2010-07-01 22:22

Johannesburg – SANParks says it has not been a good year for rhino conservation as 124 rhino had been poached in South Africa since January.

Chief executive David Mabunda said that 42 poachers – 22 in the Kruger National Park – had been arrested so far this year.

SANParks made the observation following a court judgment on Tuesday when a Vietnamese man, Xuan Hoang, 29, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for possession of seven rhino horns.

The sentence was handed down in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court after he was caught trying to smuggle his [continue reading]

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