Update on rhino poaching statistics
16 October 2012
The latest rhino poaching statistics indicate that a total of 455 rhinos have been lost to illegal killings since the beginning of this year, with the total number of arrests at 207.
The Kruger National Park has lost 272 rhinos to poaching. KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the North West provinces continue to be the hardest hit by poachers, collectively accounting for the loss of 150 rhinos.
Rhino poaching statistics:
179 of the arrested individuals are at the level of poacher, 10 are receivers and 18 are couriers.
Rhino poaching arrests statistics:
|South Africa - Arrests||2012||2011||2010|
|Eastern Cape (EC)||0||2||7|
|North West (NW)||21||21||2|
|Free State (FS)||6||0||0|
|Western Cape (WC)||0||0||2|
|Northern Cape (NC)||1||0||0|
Members of the public are urged to report incidents of rhino poaching or any tip-offs that could lead to arrests and prevention of illegal killings to 0800 205 005.
For media queries, contact:
Cell: 083 490 2871
Cell: 082 225 3076