Sad update on Rhino Poaching Statistics

Poachers have killed 220 rhinos since the beginning of the year, according to a statement released by the Department of Environmental Affairs on May 21.

The Kruger National Park, Limpopo, North West and KwaZulu-Natal remain the hardest hit by rhino poachers- collectively accounting for 207 of the rhinos killed this year alone. 133 Rhinos were killed in Kruger National Park alone.

The Department of Environmental Affairs, the provinces and public entities such as SANParks view this illegal killing of the national treasure in a very serious light and will continue to prioritize the fight against this crime jointly with the security cluster Ministers and their departments. The total number of arrests for 2012 is now 146.

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