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:

 

SA 2010 2011 2012
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 236
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3
GP 15 9 1
LIM 52 74 43
MP 17 31 19
NW 57 21 40
EC 4 11 3
FS 3 4 0
KZN 38 34 34
WC 0 6 2
NC 1 0 0
TOTAL 333 448 381

 

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
KNP (KNP) 49 82 67
MNP 0 0 0
Gauteng (GP) 22 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP) 56 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC) 0 2 7
Limpopo (LP) 34 34 36
North West (NW) 21 21 2
Free State (FS) 6 0 0
KZN (KZN) 10 4 25
Western Cape (WC) 0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC) 1 0 0
Total 199 232 165

 

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
Cell: 083 490 2871