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Intelligence helps Namibia turn tide against rhino poachers, government says

Intelligence helps Namibia turn tide against rhino poachers, government says

INCIDENTS of rhino poaching in Namibia have been dropping steadily as timely intelligence work has helped nab hunters before they shoot in known hotspots, the government has said. Joint police and government task forces have proven "extremely successful", the spokesman for the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism said, with intelligence enabling a proactive, rather than reactive, response. "Instead of the discovery of a dead rhino initiating an investigation, would-be poachers are now regularly arrested while they are still conspiring to kill a rhino," Romeo Muyunda said in a statement celebrating World Rhino Day. It said just 22 rhinos have…
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