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

 

South Africa 2010 2011 2012 2013
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 425 334
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3 2
GP 15 9 1 3
LIM 52 74 59 56
MP 17 31 28 37
NW 57 21 77 55
EC 4 11 7 2
FS 3 4 0 0
KZN 38 34 66 47
WC 0 6 2 0
NC 1 0 0 0
 Total 333 448 668 536

 

Rhino poaching arrests statistics

 

South Africa - Arrests 2013 2012 2011 2010
KNP 64 73 82 67
MNP 0 0 0 0
Gauteng (GP) 3 26 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP) 9 66 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC) 0 0 2 7
Limpopo (LP) 30 43 34 36
North West (NW) 11 32 21 2
Free State (FS) 0 6 0 0
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) 30 20 4 25
Western Cape (WC) 0 0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC) 0 1 0 0
Total 147 267 232 165

 

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Albi Modise
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