Update on rhino poaching statistics (17 July 2012)
17 July 2012
The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year now stands at 281 with a total of 176 individuals arrested in connection with rhino poaching. The Kruger National Park has lost a total of 164 rhinos to illegal killings.
Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces continue to be targeted by poachers, accounting for 110 of the total rhinos poached since the beginning of this year.
Thus far, a total of 176 arrests have been made of which 153 are at the level of poachers; 10 receivers or couriers; six couriers or buyers and seven exporters.
Total number of rhinos killed this year:
Total number of arrests this year:
|South Africa - Arrests||2012||2011||2010|
|Eastern Cape (EC)||0||2||7|
|North West (NW)||21||21||2|
|Free State (FS)||6||0||0|
|Western Cape (WC)||0||0||2|
|Northern Cape (NC)||1||0||0|
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
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