Latest update on rhino poaching statistics (07 May 2012)
07 May 2012
The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year now stands at 210.
The Kruger National Park has lost a disturbing total of 127 rhinos since January 2012. Encouragingly, the number of arrests continues to rise, with the arrests for 2012 now totaling 128.
Government views the poaching of this national treasure in a very serious light and continues to prioritise our fight against this crime through coordinated, joint efforts.
South Africans 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.
Total number of rhinos killed this year:
Number of arrests:
|South Africa - Arrests||2012||2011||2010|
|Eastern Cape (EC)||0||2||7|
|North West (NW)||15||21||2|
|Free State (FS)||6||0||0|
|Western Cape (WC)||0||0||2|
|Northern Cape (NC)||1||0||0|
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