The number of people arrested in relation to rhino poaching now stands at 117. The majority of these (112) were alleged poachers, with 5 being couriers.
Latest rhino poaching figures (as of 07 June 2013):
- Kruger National Park (SANParks) - 257 rhinos poached
- Mapungubwe National Park (SANParks) - 0 rhino poached
- Gauteng - 1 rhino poached
- Limpopo - 28 rhinos poached
- Mpumalanga - 25 rhino poached
- North-West Province - 46 rhinos poached
- Eastern Cape - 2 rhino poached
- Free State - 0 rhino poached
- KwaZulu Natal - 35 rhinos poached
- Western Cape - 0 rhino poached
- Northern Cape - 0 rhino poached
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is urging members of the public to report incidents of rhino poaching or any tip-offs to the anonymous tip-off lines 0800 205 005, 08600 10111 or Crime-Line on 32211.