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Media Release: Update on Rhino Poaching

Date: 2013-07-31

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:


























































































SA2010201120122013
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 425 334
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3 2
GP 15 9 1 3
LIM 52 74 59 56
MP 17 31 28 37
NW 57 21 77 55
EC 4 11 7 2
FS 3 4 0 0
KZN 38 34 66 47
WC 0 6 2 0
NC 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 333 448 668 536


Rhino poaching arrests statistics 
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SA2013201220112010
KNP (SANParks) 62 73 82 67
MNP (SANParks) 0 0 0 0
Gauteng (GP) 3 26 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP) 9 66 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC) 0 0 2 7
Limpopo (LIM) 27 43 34 36
North West (NW) 11 32 21 2
Free State (FS) 6 0 0
KZN 30 20 4 25
Western Cape (WC) 0 0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC) 1 0 0
TOTAL 142 267 232 165


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


Issued by:
The Department of Environmental Affairs


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