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Media Release: Rhino poaching update

17 March 2014

The Kruger National Park remains hardest hit by rhino poaching, having lost 113 rhino since 1 January 2014. A total of 18 rhino have been poached for their horn in Limpopo, 17 in North West and 11 in KwaZulu-Natal. 

A total of 24 poachers have been arrested the Kruger National Park and 15 in KwaZulu-Natal. 

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:

SA20102011201220132014
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 425 606  113
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3 3  0
GP 15 9 1 8  0
LIM 52 74 59 114  17
MP 17 31 28 92  6
NW 57 21 77 87  18
EC 4 11 7 5  3
FS 3 4 0 4  4
KZN 38 34 66 85  11
WC 0 6 2 0  0
NC 1 0 0 0  0
TOTAL 333 448 668 1004  172


Rhino poaching arrests statistics 
:

SA20142013201220112010
KNP (SANParks)  24 133 73 82 67
MNP (SANParks)  0 0 0 0 0
Gauteng (GP)  0 10 26 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP)  2 34 66 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC)  0 0 0 2 7
Limpopo (LIM)  9 70 43 34 36
North West (NW)  4 26 32 21 2
Free State (FS)  0 7 6 0 0
KZN  15 63 20 4 25
Western Cape (WC)  0 0 0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC)  0 1 0 0
TOTAL  54 343 267 232 165


For media queries, contact: 
Albi Modise on 083 490 2871

Issued by:
The Department of Environmental Affairs

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