Update on rhino poaching statistics

19 December 2012

 

The latest rhino poaching statistics indicate that a total of 633 rhinos have been lost to poaching since the beginning of this year, with the total number of arrests at 266.

The Kruger National Park has lost 395 rhinos to poaching. The North West, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo provinces continue to be the hardest hit by poachers, collectively accounting for the loss of 197 rhinos.

Rhino poaching statistics

 

SA 2010 2011 2012
KNP (SANParks)
 
146 252 395
MNP (SANParks)
 
0 6 3
GP
 
15 9 1
LIM
 
52 74 60
MP
 
17 31 28
NW
 
57 21 77
EC
 
4 11 7
FS
 
3 4 0
KZN
 
38 34 60
WC
 
0 6 2
NC
 
1 0 0
  333 448 633

Of the 266 arrested individuals, 237 are at the level of poacher, 18 are couriers and 11 are receivers.

Rhino poaching arrests statistics

 

South Africa - Arrests 2012 2011 2010
KNP
 
72 82 67
MNP
 
0 0 0
Gauteng (GP)
 
26 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP)
 
66 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC)
 
0 2 7
Limpopo (LP)
 
43 34 36
North West (NW)
 
32 21 2
Free State (FS)
 
6 0 0
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)
 
20 4 25
Western Cape (WC)
 
0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC)
 
1 0 0
Total 266 232 165

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

For media queries, contact:

Albi Modise on 083 490 2871