20 April 2012

South Africa: 181 rhinos killed by poachers so far in 2012

According to the latest figures published by South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), 181 rhinos were illegally killed by poachers in South Africa so far in 2012 (as of 19 Apr 2012). Compared to the stats published on 04 April, a shocking number of 12 more rhinos got killed in just over two weeks.
The  Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of the losses with 111 rhinos having being killed illegally since the beginning of this year. A total of 113 suspected poachers have been arrested since the beginning of 2012 (23 more than 15 days ago).

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