Media Release: Update of rhino poaching statistics to date
Department of Environmental Affairs is perturbed by the continuous loss of rhinos through illegal killings. So far, a total of 171 rhinos have been killed this year for the illegal trade in rhino horn.
According to statistics, rhino poachers are targeting the Kruger National Park which has suffered a loss of 103 rhinos killed.
Limpopo, KZN and North-West - collectively accounting for 58 killed rhinos - are also the prime focus of the poachers.† These provinces have lost† 23, 18 and 17 rhinos, respectively. †
The department wishes to once again urge South Africans to report incidents of rhino poaching or any tip-offs that could lead to arrest and prevention of illegal killing to 0800 205 005.
The National Department of Environmental Affairs
Cell: 083 490 2871
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