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Media Release: Rhino Poaching update

Date: 2014-07-10

The number of rhino 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 rhino have been poached in the Park.  

The number of rhino poached in Limpopo this year has risen to 80, while 48 rhino 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 :

SA20102011201220132014
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 425 606  351
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3 3  0
GP 15 9 1 8  3
LIM 52 74 59 114  80
MP 17 31 28 92  24
NW 57 21 77 87  37
EC 4 11 7 5  10
FS 3 4 0 4  4
KZN 38 34 66 85  48
WC 0 6 2 0  1
NC 1 0 0 0  0
TOTAL 333 448 668 1004  558


Rhino poaching arrests statistics 
:

SA20142013201220112010
KNP (SANParks)  60 133 73 82 67
MNP (SANParks)  0 0 0 0 0
Gauteng (GP)  6 10 26 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP)  2 34 66 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC)  0 0 0 2 7
Limpopo (LIM)  38 70 43 34 36
North West (NW)  11 26 32 21 2
Free State (FS)  0 7 6 0 0
KZN  40 63 20 4 25
Western Cape (WC)  0 0 0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC)  0 1 0 0
TOTAL  157 343 267 232 165


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

Issued by:
The Department of Environmental Affairs

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