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Loutit, B.D., 1995. Rhino protection in communal areas, Namibia. Pachyderm 20: 31-32, fig. 1

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - Namibia
Subject: Distribution - Records
Species: Black Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Namibia's black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis) population which inhabits communal land in the Kunene Province (previously Kaokoland and Damaraland), was heavily poached in the 1970s and early 1980s. Kaokoland's rhino numbers were reduced to only 10 animals, while Damaraland had between 50 and 60 left. The entire population would certainty. have been exterminated if it were not for the timely intervention of locally-based conservationists in 1981 and 1982, to which the Damara, Herero and Himba people gave their full support.

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