The number of people arrested on rhino poaching-related charges countrywide totals 121. A total of 27 alleged poachers have been arrested in KwaZulu-Natal, 21 in Limpopo, 8 in North West, 6 in Mpumalanga and 3 in Gauteng. Of these five are alleged couriers.
Latest rhino poaching figures (as of 12 June 2013):
- Kruger National Park (SANParks) - 265 rhinos poached
- Mapungubwe National Park (SANParks) - 0 rhino poached
- Gauteng - 1 rhino poached
- Limpopo - 30 rhinos poached
- Mpumalanga - 26 rhino poached
- North-West Province - 46 rhinos poached
- Eastern Cape - 2 rhino poached
- Free State - 0 rhino poached
- KwaZulu Natal - 38 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.