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South African rangers arrest 22 suspected poachers in Kruger

The horns are sold by criminal syndicates

Rangers at South Africa’s Kruger National Park have arrested 22 suspected poachers so far this month, bringing the total number this year to 56, South African National Parks said in an e-mailed statement.

The number of rhinos killed for their horns last year jumped 21 percent to 1,215, prompting tougher government actions, including moving them out of poaching hotspots to areas where security is provided.

South Africa is home to 18,900 white rhinos, most of the world’s remaining population, and 2,068 black rhinos.

The horns are sold by criminal syndicates mainly in east Asia where some people hold the false belief they have aphrodisiac properties and medicinal uses.

©2015 Bloomberg News

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