Image: cater news agency

Image: cater news agency

 The U.S. Embassy in Namibia is set to partner with the country’s Ministry of Environment by providing financial aids worth 1.8 million U.S. dollars to stop the illicit trafficking of wildlife.

A report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature stated that over 111,000 elephants have been poached in the decade leading up to 2016, while over a fifth of African rhinos have been wiped out since 2008.

The U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas Daughton said in a statement that the embassy will partner with World Wildlife Fund to provide the money which will be given to the ministry at an event in Windhoek this Wednesday.

Also, the partnership will cover the involvement of some Namibian NGOs like; the Intelligence Support Against Poaching, Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia Nature Foundation NNF, Natural Resources Working Group and Save the Rhino Trust.