13 Nov 2023

Namibia warns against unauthorised import of white rhinos from South Africa


Namibia's Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism expressed concern on Sunday over the importation of live white rhinoceros from South Africa by registered Namibian game dealers for re-export to countries outside their natural distribution range.

In a statement, ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said South Africa has stricter domestic measures in place against the exporting of some wildlife species.

Namibian private farmers, especially registered game dealers, are cautioned not to engage in such transactions, as they will not be supported within the provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Convention, Muyunda said.

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Source: IOL

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