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Namibia’s abundant wildlife result of conservation efforts

Namibia has an abundance of wildlife and plant species because of its conservation efforts, the Minister of Environment and Tourism has said.

Pohamba Shifeta made the remarks in the Angolan capital of Luanda during World Environment Day celebrations backed by the UN.

Organized into communal conservancies, the local Namibian communities self-manage wildlife and benefit financially by attracting tourists.

Ryan Harvey

“Surge” in wildlife crime reported

A surge in wildlife crime, especially affecting elephants and rhinos, is being fueled by corruption according to the Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, also known as CITES.

The CITES agreement was drawn up in 1973 to ensure the trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.