Rhino poaching update
31 July 2013
The total number of alleged poachers arrested in South Africa since the beginning of the year has increased to 147. Since the start of 2013, a total of 536 rhinos have been killed for their horns, with the Kruger National Park remaining at the forefront of the onslaught.
A total of 334 rhinos have been poached in the Kruger National Park in the past seven months. A total of 56 rhinos have been poached in Limpopo, 55 in North West and 47 in KwaZulu-Natal.
Of the 147 alleged poachers and couriers arrested, 64 have been caught in the Kruger National Park. South Africans are urged to report incidents of poaching and tip-offs to the anonymous tip-off lines 0800 205 005, 08600 10111 or Crime-Line on 32211.
Rhino poaching statistics
Rhino poaching arrests statistics
|South Africa - Arrests||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|Eastern Cape (EC)||0||0||2||7|
|North West (NW)||11||32||21||2|
|Free State (FS)||0||6||0||0|
|Western Cape (WC)||0||0||0||2|
|Northern Cape (NC)||0||1||0||0|
For media queries contact:
Cell: 083 490 2871