Rhino poaching update by June 20, 2013

Up to June 20th, the total number of rhinos poached since the beginning of the year has risen to 428. The Kruger National Park has lost 267 rhinos to poachers, while the number of rhinos poached in Limpopo increased by 15 to 45 in the past week.

The number of rhinos poached for their horns in North West since January 1, 2013, has risen to 48. A total of 38 rhinos have been killed in KwaZulu-Natal, 27 in Mpumalanga, 2 in the Eastern Cape and 1 in Gauteng.

A total of 122 suspected poachers have been arrested since January. Of these, 57 have been caught in the Kruger National Park. Five alleged receivers have been arrested.

For detailed statistic, please click: https://www.environment.gov.za/rhinopoachingupdate_june20



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