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Current Rhino Poaching Stats

What is WESSA doing  Background to Rhino Poaching Current Rhino Stats


Unfortunately we are no longer able to guarantee 100% accurate
rhino poaching and poacher arrest stats following the Department of Environmental Affairs' decision to no longer report this information
regularly.

 

RHINOS KILLED AND ARRESTS MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA FROM 2010 - JUNE 2015 (ACCORDING TO OSCAP)

 

MOST UP TO DATE FIGURES AVAILABLE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AS AT 22 JANUARY 2015

Current SA rhino poaching total for 2015:  49

Total arrests made associated with rhino poaching in 2015: 17

Detailed rhino poaching deaths, by province:

Rhino Deaths
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Kruger National Park
146
252
425
606 827 29
MNP (SANParks)
0
6
3
3 1 0
Gauteng
15
3 1 8 5 0
Limpopo
52
80
59
114 110 12
Mpumalanga
17
31
28
92 83 2
North West
57
21
77
87 65 0
Eastern Cape
4
11
7
5 15 0
Free State
3
4
0
4 4 0
KwaZulu Natal
38
34
66
85 99 6
Western Cape
0
6
2
0 1 0
Northern Cape
1
0
0
0 5 0
TOTAL
333
448
668
1004 1215 49

 

Detailed rhino poaching arrests, by province:

Poaching Arrests in SA
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Kruger National Park
67
82
73
133 174 9
MNP (SANParks)
0
0
0
0 1 0
Gauteng
10
16
26
10 21 0
Limpopo
36
34
43
34 60 0
Mpumalanga
16
73
66
0 45 4
North West
2
21
32
70 14 3
Eastern Cape
7
2
0
26 2 0
Free State
0
0
6
7 0 0
KwaZulu Natal
25
4
20
63 68 1
Western Cape
2
0
0
0 1 0
Northern Cape
0
0
1
0 0 0
TOTAL
165
232
267
343 386 17

 

 

For further information contact:

Chris Galliers (WESSA Rhino Initative Project Manager)
Tel 033 330 3931 ext 2146
Cell 079 5044 296