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Rhino poached nears 250 this year

29 Apr 2013 07:06
The number of rhino poached for their horn in South Africa since the beginning of the year has increased to 249. The Kruger National Park remains the hardest hit, with the number of rhino poached since last week increasing from 167 to 180. A total of 21 in North West, 18 in KwaZulu-Natal, 17 in Limpopo and 13 in Mpumalanga.
Rhino poached nears 250 this yearThe number of alleged poachers arrested countrywide has increased to 78, with two alleged couriers arrested in KwaZulu-Natal in the past week. This brings to five the number of alleged middlemen arrested so far the year. A total of 73 people are facing poaching-related charges and some additional charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. Of these, 36 were arrested in the Kruger National Park, 17 in Limpopo, 13 in KwaZulu-Natal, eight in North West and one in Mpumalanga.

South Africans are urged to report incidents of poaching and tipoffs to the anonymous tipoff lines 0800 205 005, 08600 10111 or Crime Line on 32211.

Rhino poaching statistics
SA2010201120122013
KNP (SANParks)146252425180
MNP (SANParks)0630
GP15910
LIM52745917
MP17312813
NW57217721
EC41170
FS3400
KZN38346618
WC0620
NC1000
333448668249


Rhino poaching arrests statistics
South Africa - Arrests2013201220112010
KNP 36738267
MNP0000
Gauteng (GP)3261610
Mpumalanga (MP)1667316
Eastern Cape (EC)0027
Limpopo (LP)17433436
North West (NW)832212
Free State (FS)0600
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)1320425
Western Cape (WC)0002
Northern Cape (NC)0100
Total78267232165
    
 
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