Update on rhino poaching statistics

30 October 2012

A total of 488 rhinos have been lost to illegal killings since the beginning of this year. The total number of arrests in connection with rhino poaching now stands at 214.

The Kruger National Park has lost 296 rhinos to poaching. The provinces hardest hit by rhino poaching include Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West, which collectively account for the loss of 158 rhinos.

Rhino poaching statistics:

 

SA 2010 2011 2012
KNP (SANParks)
 
146 252 296
MNP (SANParks)
 
0 6 3
GP
 
15 9 1
LIM
 
52 74 49
MP
 
17 31 21
NW
 
57 21 52
EC
 
4 11 7
FS
 
3 4 0
KZN
 
38 34 57
WC
 
0 6 2
NC
 
1 0 0
  333 448 488

186 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
 
52 82 67
MNP
 
0 0 0
Gauteng (GP)
 
26 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP)
 
57 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC)
 
0 2 7
Limpopo (LP)
 
37 34 36
North West (NW)
 
21 21 2
Free State (FS)
 
6 0 0
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)
 
14 4 25
Western Cape (WC)
 
0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC)
 
1 0 0
Total 214 232 165

 

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 on 083 490 2871