Rhino poaching update: rhinos poached since the beginning of 2014 increase to 558

The number of rhinos poached since the beginning of 2014 has increased to 558, with 157 people being arrested for rhino poaching. The Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of rhino poaching in South Africa. Since January 2014, 351 rhinos have been poached in the Park.

The number of rhinos poached in Limpopo this year has risen to 80, while 48 rhinos have been poached in KwaZulu-Natal, 37 in North West and 24 in Mpumalanga. South Africans and members of the international community are encouraged 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

South Africa20102011201220132014
KNP (SANParks)146252425606351
MNP (SANParks)06330
GP159183
LIM52745911480
MP1731289224
NW5721778737
EC4117510
FS34044
KZN3834668548
WC06201
NC10000
Total3334486681004558

Rhino poaching arrests statistics

South Africa – Arrests20142013201220112010
KNP60133738267
MNP00000
Gauteng (GP)610261610
Mpumalanga (MP)234667316
Eastern Cape (EC)00027
Limpopo (LP)3870343436
North West (NW)112632212
Free State (FS)07600
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)406320425
Western Cape (WC)0002
Northern Cape (NC)00100
Total157343267232165


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