Rhino poaching update

Photo by Denese Lups

The total number of rhinos poached in South Africa since January 2013 has increased to 946, as the number of people arrested for rhino poaching-related offences climbs to 330. Since the beginning of the year, 127 alleged poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park.

The park continues to bear the brunt of rhino poaching in South Africa with 573 rhinos being killed for their horns since 1 January 2013. Of the total number of rhinos poached, 106 rhinos have been killed in Limpopo, 85 in Mpumalanga, 84 in KwaZulu-Natal and 82 in North West.

South Africans and members of the international community are encouraged to report information regarding rhino poaching and related crimes to the anonymous tip-off lines 0800 205 005, 08600 10111 or Crime-Line on 32211.

Rhino poaching statistics

South Africa2010201120122013
KNP (SANParks)146252425573
MNP (SANParks)0633
GP15914
LIM527459106
MP17312885
NW57217782
EC41175
FS3404
KZN38346684
WC0620
NC1000
Total333448668946

Rhino poaching arrests statistics

South Africa – Arrests2013201220112010
KNP127738267
MNP0000
Gauteng (GP)8261610
Mpumalanga (MP)34667316
Eastern Cape (EC)0027
Limpopo (LP)66433436
North West (NW)2632212
Free State (FS)7600
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)6220425
Western Cape (WC)0002
Northern Cape (NC)0100
Total330267232165

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