Rhino Action Group Effort
Rhinos lost to poaching
2013 : 1004
2016 : 1054
2014 : 1215
2017 : 1028
2015 : 1175
2018 : ?
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Update on rhino poaching statistics (2 October 2012)

The latest rhino poaching statistics indicate that a total of 430 rhinos have been lost to illegal killings since the beginning of this year, with the total number of arrests at 205. The Kruger National Park has lost 258 rhinos to poaching. Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West provinces continue to be the hardest hit by poachers, collectively accounting for the loss of 141 rhinos. Rhino poaching statistics:
SA 2010 2011 2012
KNP (SANParks) 146 252 258
MNP (SANParks) 0 6 3
GP 15 9 1
LIM 52 74 48
MP 17 31 18
NW 57 21 43
EC 4 11 7
FS 3 4 0
KZN 38 34 50
WC 0 6 2
NC 1 0 0
Total 333 448 430


177 of the arrested individuals are at the level of poacher, 10 are receivers and 18 are couriers.

Rhino poaching arrests statistics:
South Africa - Arrests 2010 2011 2012
KNP 49 82 67
MNP 0 0 0
MNP 0 0 0
Gauteng (GP) 26 16 10
Mpumalanga (MP) 57 73 16
Eastern Cape (EC) 0 2 7
Limpopo (LP) 34 34 36
North West (NW) 21 21 2
Free State (FS) 6 0 0
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) 11 4 25
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) 11 4 25
Western Cape (WC) 0 0 2
Northern Cape (NC) 1 0 0
Total 205 232 165


Members of the public are urged to report incidents of rhino poaching or any tip-offs that could lead to arrests and prevention of illegal killings to 0800 205 005
For media queries, contact Albi Modise on 083 490 2871
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