Update on rhino poaching statistics

16 October 2012
 

The latest rhino poaching statistics indicate that a total of 455 rhinos have been lost to illegal killings since the beginning of this year, with the total number of arrests at 207.

The Kruger National Park has lost 272 rhinos to poaching. KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the North West provinces continue to be the hardest hit by poachers, collectively accounting for the loss of 150 rhinos.
 

Rhino poaching statistics:

 

 

SA 2010 2011 2012
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 272
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3
GP 15 9 1
LIM 52 74 49
MP 17 31 20
NW 57 21 46
EC 4 11 7
FS 3 4 0
KZN 38 34 55
WC 0 6 2
NC 1 0 0
TOTAL 333 448 455

 

179 of the arrested individuals are at the level of poacher, 10 are receivers and 18 are couriers.
 

Rhino poaching arrests statistics:

 

 

South Africa - Arrests 2012 2011 2010
KNP (KNP) 51 82 67
MNP 0 0 0
Gauteng (GP) 26 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP) 57 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC) 0 2 7
Limpopo (LP) 34 34 36
North West (NW) 21 21 2
Free State (FS) 6 0 0
KZN (KZN) 11 4 25
Western Cape (WC) 0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC) 1 0 0
Total 207 232 165

 

Members of the public are urged to report incidents of rhino poaching or any tip-offs that could lead to arrests and prevention of illegal killings to 0800 205 005.

For media queries, contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871

Roopa Singh
Cell: 082 225 3076