On World Rhino Day, The U.S. Celebrates its Successful Conservation Partnership with the WWF and the Government of Namibia

The population of black rhinos declined dramatically in the 20th century at the hands of European hunters and settlers. Between 1960 and 1995, black rhino numbers dropped by a sobering 98%, to less than 2,500 individuals. Since then, the species has made a tremendous comeback from the brink of extinction. Thanks to persistent conservation efforts ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador: Together, We Must Save Namibia’s Rhinos

Khorixas – In celebration of World Rhino Day, U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson joined the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the World Wildlife Fund to call for protection of Namibia’s rhinoceros population.  “Together, we must save Namibia’s rhinos from illegal poaching,” she said in Khorixas at a ceremony to mark Rhino Day, which occurs ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the World Rhino Day Celebration

I am very happy to be here today with you all to celebrate World Rhino Day.  Many of you here are those who are responsible for protecting Namibia’s natural resources, including its rhinos, and you are to be congratulated on the Kunene region’s remarkable success in doing so in recent years. Wildlife trafficking is a ... Read More»
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