Ecotourism in South Africa

  • Rhinos in South Africa: Illegally killed for their horns

    SOUTH AFRICA, 2014/10/09 Just over a thousand rhinos were illegally killed for their horns in South Africa last year. These figures contribute to the 34% increase in the number of reported environmental incidents during the 2013/2014 financial year. Environment minister, Edna Molewa, revealed this at a briefing in Pretoria. During the 2012/2013 financial year the department has registered almost 5 000 incidents compared to just over 6 000 in the previous reporting period.