12-06-2012

Latest statistics on rhino poaching

The latest statistics indicate that the number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year now stands at 245, with the number of arrests at 161.

 The Kruger National Park remains the hardest hit by poachers, having lost 147 rhinos since the beginning of this year. Limpopo has lost 34 rhinos to illegal killings; KwaZulu-Natal has lost 25 and the North West 24 rhinos. Of the 161 arrests made, 138 of the arrested were poachers, 10 were receivers or couriers, six couriers or buyers and seven were exporters.

 

Total number of rhinos killed this year:

SA201020112012
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 147
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3
GP 15 9 0
LIM 52 74 34
MP 17 31 8
NW 57 21 24
EC 4 11 3
FS 3 4 0
KZN 38 34 25
WC 0 6 1
NC 1 0 0
TOTAL 333 448 245