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Kruger Park reports decline in rhino and elephant poaching (South Africa)

Jacaranda FM | April 15, 2020

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The Department of Environmental Affairs and Fisheries says there has been a significant decline in poaching at the Kruger National Park.

The country will complete its third week of a national lockdown on Friday as it battles to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The department’s Albie Modise says the decline in poaching is due to various factors.

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“Firstly, the lower demand for the product and globally there has been a halt in movement, also the law enforcement has been strengthened in the ports of entry as part of national lockdown regulations.

“There seems to be a decrease since the lockdown commenced. In fact, in the first three months of 2020 there seems to be a decrease in terms of the number of rhinos poached.”