South African rhino poaching halves in six months thanks to Covid-19 lockdown | Environment

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The number of South African rhinos killed by poachers has halved in the first six months of the year, in part thanks to the nationwide coronavirus lockdown and disruption of international smuggling networks.In the first six months of the year, 166 rhinos were poached in South Africa, up from 316 in the first half of 2019, Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forests and Fisheries, said on Friday, a 53% decrease.

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