SA Rhino Poaching Figures on the Rise


Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa says she is concerned that around 668 rhinos were lost to poaching in South Africa in 2012. So far a total of 267 people have been arrested in relation to the crime. Meanwhile five rhinos have been poached since the beginning of this year.

Animal handlers feed an orphaned black rhino.

  • South Africa:  Kruger Loses Three White Rhino On New Year's Day

    SAnews.gov.za, 9 January 2013

    South Africa's fight against rhino poaching has been dealt a blow, with three rhinos already killed in the Kruger National Park since the beginning of the year. read more »

  • South Africa:  Kruger Loses Three Rhinos On 1 January

    SouthAfrica.info, 9 January 2013

    South Africa's fight against rhino poaching was dealt an early blow in 2013, with three rhinos killed in the Kruger National Park on the first day of the new year. read more »

  • South Africa:  Rewards for Info On Rhino Poachers

    SouthAfrica.info, 13 December 2012

    South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a cash reward of R100 000 to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of poachers and a further R1-million for a ... read more »

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