27-11-2012

Update on rhino poaching

The latest rhino poaching statistics indicate that a total of 588 rhinos have been lost to poaching since the beginning of this year, with the total number of arrests at 246.

The Kruger National Park has lost 362 rhinos to poaching. The North West, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo provinces continue to be the hardest hit by poachers, collectively accounting for the loss of 186 rhinos.

Total number of rhinos killed this year:

SA201020112012
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 362
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3
GP 15 9 1
LIM 52 74 52
MP 17 31 27
NW 57 21 75
EC 4 11 7
FS 3 4 0
KZN 38 34 59
WC 0 6 2
NC 1 0 0
TOTAL 333 448 588