Rhino poaching update (12 September 2012)
12 September 2012
The latest rhino poaching statistics indicate that a total of 381 rhinos have been killed since the beginning of this year. The total number of arrests remains at 199.
Thus far, the Kruger National Park has lost 236 rhinos to poaching. Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West provinces continue to be the hardest hit by poachers- collectively accounting for the loss of 117 rhinos.
Rhino poaching statistics:
The number of individuals arrested in connection with rhino poaching remains at 199. 176 of the arrested are at the level of poacher, 10 are receivers and 13 are couriers.
Rhino poaching arrests statistics:
|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|
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:
Cell: 083 490 2871