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Rhino poaching update

19 December 2013  

 

The total number of rhinos poached in South Africa since January 2013 has increased to 946, as the number of people arrested for rhino poaching-related offences climbs to 330.

Since the beginning of the year, 127 alleged poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park.

The park continues to bear the brunt of rhino poaching in South Africa with 573 rhinos being killed for their horns since January 1, 2013. Of the total number of rhinos poached, 106 rhinos have been killed in Limpopo, 85 in Mpumalanga, 84 in KwaZulu-Natal and 82 in North West.    

South Africans and members of the international community are encouraged to report information regarding rhino poaching and related crimes 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) 146 252 425 573
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3 3
GP 15 9 1 4
LIM 52 74 59 106
MP 17 31 28 85
NW 57 21 77 82
EC 4 11 7 5
FS 3 4 0 4
KZN 38 34 66 84
WC 0 6 2 0
NC 1 0 0 0
 Total 333 448 668 946

 

Rhino poaching arrests statistics

 

South Africa - Arrests 2013 2012 2011 2010
KNP 127 73 82 67
MNP 0 0 0 0
Gauteng (GP) 8 26 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP) 34 66 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC) 0 0 2 7
Limpopo (LP) 66 43 34 36
North West (NW) 26 32 21 2
Free State (FS) 7 6 0 0
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) 62 20 4 25
Western Cape (WC) 0 0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC) 0 1 0 0
Total 330 267 232 165

 

For media queries contact:

Roopa Singh
Cell: 082 225 3076