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Media Release: Another poacher killed and three arrested in KNP
Date: 26th April 2011
South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement on Sunday, 24 April 2011 that while on patrols in the various parts of the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Saturday, 23 April 2011 the SANParks rangers and members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), came across two groups of suspected poachers.
In skirmishes that broke out between the suspected poachers and rangers, one of the suspected poachers was fatally wounded, one wounded and arrested and the third arrested.
SANParks Head of Communications, Wanda Mkutshulwa, said that three rhino carcasses were also discovered during these patrols. The incidents happened in the Stolsnek and Tshokwane section of the KNP.
Three firearms were recovered during the arrests.
Over 138 rhino have been poached across the country and 82 successful arrests have been made.
Related media releases:
- Media Release: SANParks welcomes recent conviction of poachers
- Media Release: 2011 Rhino Poaching Update
- Media Release: Minister says rhino poaching scourge a cause for concern
- Media Release: Rhino poaching update for January 2011
- Media Release: New plans in combating rhino poaching
Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli – General Manager: Media & Stakeholder Relations, SANParks, Tel: (012) 426 5203, cell: 073 373 4999, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
wanda mkutshulwa – Head of Communications, SANParks, Tel: (012) 426 5201, cell: 082 908 2692, e-mail: email@example.com