Six Namibian nationals have been arrested for poaching a white rhino in the Okahandja district, near the capital Windhoek, last week, police said on Friday.
The white rhino bull, which belonged to a private game reserve, becomes the first rhino to be poached in the southern African country in 2021.
Last year, 30 rhinos and 11 elephants were poached in Namibia, down from 50 and 13 respectively in 2019, the Ministry of Environment said recently.
Namibia is home to the second-largest white rhino population in the world after South Africa, according to the non-profit Save the Rhino organization. Namibia also has one-third of the world’s remaining black rhinos. Enditem