Worst rhino poaching year on record for South Africa

Mongabay: At least 688 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, surpassing last year's record of 668 with more than three months remaining in 2013, reports the country's top environmental official. In a speech given September 21 - the day before World Rhino Day - Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa presented statistics showing a sharp rise in rhino poaching over the past four years. Her data also revealed a decline in the number of rhino-related arrests, suggesting increased......

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