Killings continue unabated in first days of 2011

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rhinocéros noir ; kruger parc ; braconnage ; réserve ; afrique du sud ; corne

Un rhinocéros noir mâle. Le rhinocéros noir est une espèce en danger critique d’exctinction d’après l’UICN © AFP-PHOTO / Alexander JOE

A total of 333 rhinos were illegally killed in South Africa in 2010, including ten critically endangered black rhinos, according to national park officials. The yearly total is the highest ever experienced in South Africa and nearly triple 2009 when 122 rhinos were killed in the country. An additional five rhinos have been lost to poaching since the new year.


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