13 people have been arrested in relation to rhino poaching in 2013 so far.
Latest rhino poaching figures (as of 24 January 2013):
- Kruger National Park (SANParks) - 18 rhinos poached
- Mapungubwe National Park (SANParks) - 0 rhino poached
- Gauteng - 0 rhino poached
- Limpopo - 2 rhinos poached
- Mpumalanga - 1 rhino poached
- North-West Province - 6 rhinos poached
- Eastern Cape - 0 rhino poached
- Free State - 0 rhino poached
- KwaZulu Natal - 5 rhinos poached
- Western Cape - 0 rhino poached
- Northern Cap - 0 rhino poached
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has urged members of the public to report incidents of rhino poaching or any tip-offs that could lead to arrests and prevention of illegal killings to 0800 205 005.
*The Kruger National Park figures includes carcasses of rhinos killed in 2012, but only discovered in 2013.