SA loses 199 rhino to illegal killing since start of year

2012-05-01 00:00

SOUTH Africa has lost about 199 rhinos to illegal killings since the beginning of the year.

Latest statistics released yesterday by the Department of Environmental Affairs indicate that the Kruger National Park is still the most targeted area, having lost 119 rhinos since the start of the year. Targeted provinces include Limpopo with 27 rhino deaths and North West and KwaZulu-Natal with 22. Thus far, 122 arrests have been made of which 108 were poachers, 10 receivers/couriers and four couriers/buyers.

Report incidents of rhino poaching or any tip-offs that could lead to arrests and prevention of illegal killings to 0800 205 005. — WR.

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