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S. Africa Government Confirms 2014 A Record Year for Rhino Poaching

The slaughter of rhinos in South Africa grows worse with each passing year, despite what the government describes as intense efforts to stop poaching. That fact became clear this week when the government confirmed that a record number of rhinos were illegally killed in 2014. “During 2014, we are sad to say this, the number of 1,215 rhinos were killed,” Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa told journalists in Pretoria on Friday. “This is a rise in the number of poached rhino from...

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