Mozambique burns world’s biggest rhino horn seizure in demonstration against poaching

Rhino-poaching

Mozambique has long been embattled in a poaching crisis that saw a dramatic decline in the nation’s elephant population. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, a recent survey shows that the number of elephants has dropped 48 percent in just the last five years, from a little over 20,000 to just around 10,300.

Rhinos, on the other hand, were reported to have already faced extinction in the Republic back in 2013. Mozambique’s rhino population had been wiped out by hunters over a century ago, but was reconstituted a few years ago only to face the same fate. Read more…

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