31 August 2015

South Africa: 749 rhinos killed by poachers so far in 2015!

According to South Africa's Environmental Affairs Minister Ednah Molewa, 749 rhino were lost to poachers in South Africa so far this year. Of these, 544 were poached in the Kruger National Park. During 2015, there have been 1 617 positively identified poacher activities in the Kruger National Park. The total number of arrests inside the Kruger National Park was 138 for this year compared to 81 arrests for the same period last year (as at 27 August 2015). By this time last year, 716 rhino were poached across the country, with 459 of them falling prey to poachers in the Kruger National Park.

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