31 July 2019

South Africa: New rhino poaching figures (January - June 2019)!

South Africa's Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, announced during her speech at the World Ranger Day commemoration at the Ranger Memorial at the Kruger Gate to the Kruger National Park on 31 July 2019 that in the first six months of 2019, 318 rhinos (2018: 386) have been poached in South Africa. From January 2019 to June 2019, 122 alleged poachers were arrested within the Kruger National Park. Nationally, 253 arrests were effected in the first half of 2019 in respect of both rhino poaching and rhino horn trafficking. A total of 61 firearms were recovered during operations in the the Kruger National Park in this period.

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