19 August 2013

South Africa: 561 rhinos killed by poachers so far in 2013

We are still waiting for a current rhino poaching statistics update from the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, but in the meantime South African National Parks (SANParks) has confirmed that since the beginning of 2013 South Africa "lost 561 rhinos and Kruger lost 350. 65 out of 156 poachers were arrested in KNP [Kruger National Park]". We'll keep you posted!

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.

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