WWF welcomes decline of rhinos and elephants lost to poaching in SA
The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has welcomed the reported decline in the number of rhinos and elephants lost to poaching in South Africa.
The department of environment, forestry and fisheries said that 594 rhino were poached nationally in 2019- down from 769 in 2018 and 1,028 in 2017.
WWF said rhino remain under threat from organised crime syndicates, as well as a lack of suitable habitat in the long term.
China Plus Published:2020-02-0409:28:32