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Media Release: Update on Rhino Poaching
Since the start of 2013, a total of 536 rhino have been killed for their horns, with the Kruger National Park remaining at the forefront of the onslaught. A total of 334 rhino have been poached in the Kruger National Park in the past seven months. A total of 56 rhino have been poached in Limpopo, 55 in North West and 47 in KwaZulu-Natal.
Of the 147 alleged poachers and couriers arrested, 64 have been caught in the Kruger National Park.
South Africans are urged to report incidents of poaching and tip-offs to the anonymous tip-off lines 0800 205 005, 08600 10111 or Crime-Line on 32211.
Rhino poaching statistics:
Rhino poaching arrests statistics :
|Eastern Cape (EC)||0||0||2||7|
|North West (NW)||11||32||21||2|
|Free State (FS)||0||6||0||0|
|Western Cape (WC)||0||0||0||2|
|Northern Cape (NC)||0||1||0||0|
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Albi Modise on 083 490 2871
The Department of Environmental Affairs