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
Rhino poaching arrests statistics
|South Africa - Arrests||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|Eastern Cape (EC)||0||0||2||7|
|North West (NW)||26||32||21||2|
|Free State (FS)||7||6||0||0|
|Western Cape (WC)||0||0||0||2|
|Northern Cape (NC)||0||1||0||0|
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