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Poaching Forces Botswana to Dehorn, Translocate Rhinos

Published on: Thursday 18 June 2020

Poaching Forces Botswana to Dehorn, Translocate Rhinos Botswana has begun dehorning its wild rhinoceros population in a bid to save them from poachers.  Botswana wildlife officials say poachers killed 56 rhinos in the last two years for their horns, which fetch a high price in Asian markets.  Botswana since April has been relocating its black rhinos, which are critically endangered, to a secret location. The country's acting director of Wildlife and National Parks, Cyril Taolo, says at least 56 rhinos have been poached in the last two years.   As a result, Botswana has decided to dehorn and translocate all the rhinos in the vast Okavango Delta to a



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