Media Release: Latest on rhino poaching in South Africa
06 December 2011
The hardest hit areas have been the Kruger National Park, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.
The number of rhinos poached is up by approximately 21.6% from the 333 of the previous year, against an increase of 173% and 47% for 2010 and 2009 respectively.
The number of arrests has also increased from the previous year by approximately 27.3% to 210, from 165 in 2010.
For previous media statements on this matter please go to www.sanparks.org
South African National Parks (SANParks)
wanda mkutshulwa – Head of Communications, SANParks, Tel: (012) 426 5201, Cell: 082 908 2692, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org