Windhoek, 15 February 2017 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is distressed by the number of rhinos being poached. Over the past few months NWR has noted with great concern at how the situation has evolved especially within the Etosha National Park. What is, however encouraging is the way the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has taken charge in bringing to book these perpetrators.
“As one of the recipients of tourists in Namibia, NWR realizes the negative impact rhino poaching has on our tourism sector. It goes without saying that one of the draw cards to Namibia is the spectacular wildlife that roams freely within our National Parks. Thus, it is in our best interest as a country to stand behind our Government as the negative impact associated with poaching will severely affect this sector,” says, Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director.
At the same time, NWR is urging everyone, especially its employees to report anyone they know or suspect to be involved in rhino poaching directly or indirectly. During the upcoming year, NWR will continue sensitizing its employees of the consequences if they are caught on the wrong side of the law.
Furthermore, Mrs. Hengari commended the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, who have been tirelessly fighting rhino poaching, stating that anti-poaching units have been reinforced and patrols have increased in the National Parks hence she is hopeful that one day poaching will be completely routed out of Namibia.