Media Release: Rhino Poaching update
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 :
Rhino poaching arrests statistics :
|Eastern Cape (EC)||0||0||0||2||7|
|North West (NW)||11||26||32||21||2|
|Free State (FS)||0||7||6||0||0|
|Western Cape (WC)||0||0||0||0||2|
|Northern Cape (NC)||0||0||1||0||0|
For media queries, contact:
Albi Modise on 083 490 2871
The Department of Environmental Affairs
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