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558 rhinos poached so far this year - DoEA

Dept says KNP continues to bear the brunch of poaching with 351 animals killed in the park

Rhino poaching update

10 Jul 2014

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 Africa

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

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:

South Africa - Arrests

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

KNP

60

133

73

82

67

MNP

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 (LP)

38

70

34

34

36

North West (NW)

11

26

32

21

2

Free State (FS)

0

7

6

0

0

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)

40

63

20

4

25

Western Cape (WC)

0

0

0

 

2

Northern Cape (NC)

0

0

1

0

0

Total

157

343

267

232

165

Statement issued by Albi Modise, Department of Environmental Affairs, July 10 2014

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