31 March 2014

South Africa: 233 rhinos killed by poachers so far in 2014

According to the latest statistics released by the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa has lost 233 rhinos to illegal poaching since the beginning of 2014. Of the rhinos poached, 144 rhinos were killed in the Kruger National Park, 32 in the North West, 21 in Limpopo, 16 in KwaZulu Natal, 10 in Mpumalanga, 6 in the Eastern Cape and 4 in the Free State.
The total of 54 alleged poachers have been arrested in South Africa so far in 2014.

Latest rhino poaching figures (as of 28 March 2014):  
  • Kruger National Park (SANParks) - 144 rhinos poached
  • Marakele National Park (SANParks) - 0 rhino poached
  • Gauteng -  0 rhino poached
  • Limpopo - 21 rhino poached
  • Mpumalanga - 10 rhino poached
  • North-West Province - 32 rhino poached
  • Eastern Cape - 6 rhino poached
  • Free State - 4 rhino poached
  • KwaZulu Natal - 16 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.

1 comment:

  1. Terrible, same problem in other country africa.

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