Update on rhino poaching statistics (May 2012)

28 May 2012
 

A total of 227 rhinos have been lost to illegal killings since the beginning of this year with a total of 148 arrests made thus far.

According to the latest statistics, the Kruger National Park has lost 137 rhinos- which account for more than half of the total rhino killings that have taken place this year. Limpopo province has suffered 31 rhino killings and the North West and KwaZulu-Natal each have lost 23 rhinos.

Of the 148 arrests made, 131 were at the level of poacher, 10 were receivers/couriers, six couriers/buyers and one was an exporter.

Total number of rhinos killed this year:

 

SA 2010 2011 2012
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 137
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3
GP 15 9 0
LIM 52 74 31
MP 17 31 6
NW 57 21 23
EC 4 11 3
FS 3 4 0
KZN 38 34 23
WC 0 6 1
NC 1 0 0
TOTAL 333 448 277

Number of arrests:

 

South Africa - Arrests 2012 2011 2010
KNP (KNP) 38 82 67
MNP 0 0 0
Gauteng (GP) 14 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP) 44 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC) 0 2 7
Limpopo (LP) 19 34 36
North West (NW) 16 21 2
Free State (FS) 6 0 0
KZN (KZN) 10 4 25
Western Cape (WC) 0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC) 1 0 0
Total 148 232 165

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