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Rhino poaching update

14 March 2014

 

The total number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of 2014 has increased to 172, as the number of people arrested for rhino poaching-related offences climbed to 54. The Kruger National Park remains hardest hit by rhino poaching, having lost 113 rhinos since 1 January 2014. A total of 18 rhinos have been poached for their horn in Limpopo, 17 in North West and 11 in KwaZulu-Natal.

A total of 24 poachers have been arrested the Kruger National Park and 15 in KwaZulu-Natal. 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 2014
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 425 606 113
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3 3 0
GP 15 9 1 8 0
LIM 52 74 59 114 17
MP 17 31 28 92 6
NW 57 21 77 87 18
EC 4 11 7 5 3
FS 3 4 0 4 4
KZN 38 34 66 85 11
WC 0 6 2 0 0
NC 1 0 0 0 0
 Total 333 448 668 1004 172

 

Rhino poaching arrests statistics

 

South Africa - Arrests 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
KNP 24 133 73 82 67
MNP 0 0 0 0 0
Gauteng (GP) 0 10 26 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP) 0 34 66 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC) 4 0 0 2 7
Limpopo (LP) 2 70 34 34 36
North West (NW) 9 26 32 21 2
Free State (FS) 0 7 6 0 0
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) 15 63 20 4 25
Western Cape (WC) 0 0 0   2
Northern Cape (NC) 0 0 1 0 0
Total 54 343 267 232 165

 

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Albi Modise
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