17-07-2012

Update on rhino poaching statistics

Græder The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year now stands at 281 with a total of 176 individuals arrested in connection with rhino poaching.

The Kruger National Park has lost a total of 164 rhinos to illegal killings. Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces continue to be targeted by poachers, accounting for 110 of the total rhinos poached since the beginning of this year...

Total number of rhinos killed this year:

SA201020112012
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 164
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3
GP 15 9 0
LIM 52 74 40
MP 17 31 14
NW 57 21 26
EC 4 11 3
FS 3 4 0
KZN 38 34 30
WC 0 6 1
NC 1 0 0
TOTAL 333 448 281