Media Release: Update on rhino poaching
26 November 2012
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:
Of the 246 arrested individuals, 217 are at the level of poacher, 18 are couriers and 11 are receivers.
Number of arrests:
|North West (NW)||32||21||2|
|Eastern Cape (EC)||0||2||7|
|Free State (FS)||6||0||0|
|Western Cape (WC)||0||0||2|
|Northern Cape (NC)||1||0||0|
Members of the public are urged to report incidents of rhino poaching or any tip-offs that could lead to arrests and prevention of illegal killings to 0800 205 005
For media queries, contact:
Albi Modise on 083 490 2871
The Department of Environmental Affairs on 27 November 2012