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In five years, Botswana loses a third of its rhinos

According to Botswana, rhino poaching has increased significantly, with the country losing around one-third of the rhinos there.

The 138 rhinos slain during the previous five years, according to the tourism minister Philda Kereng, were dramatically down last year.

According to statistics, only two animals were stolen in the five years leading up to 2017.

The minister ascribed the increase to the persistent demand for rhino horn on the world market, particularly in East Asia.

She also brought up the fact that poaching groups have been expelled from other southern African nations.

Botswana had less than 400 rhinos, according to conservationist estimates for 2019.

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