Four men arrested for illegal hunting in the Namib-Naukluft Park

Eileen van der Schyff

Four men were arrested for the alleged hunting and killing of five mountain Zebras in the Namib-Naukluft Park.

The four men aged 36, 25, 19 and 17 appeared in the Walvis Bay Magistrate Court on Monday this week on charges of poaching of protected wildlife species, in this case Mountain Zebra. The value of the five Zebras is N$18 400. All the carcasses were recovered. The names of the suspects are as follows: Raymond Animan (36), Herberta Kham (25), Marley AnaMab (19) and a 17-year-old.
Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra is Namibia’s only endemic large mammal and a protected species in Namibia. Hartmann’s populations in Namibia are healthy but they still numbered only about 25000 in 2002 mainly in protected areas, conservancies and farms devoted partly and wholly to wildlife.

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