The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year now stands at 350.
Article by: White Nation correspondent- Western Cape June 15 2013
The Kruger National Park continues to bear the impact of the poaching, with 242 rhino having been killed in the Park since the beginning of the year. With 33 in KwaZulu-Natal followed by North West province with a total of 29 rhino hunted illegally, 28 have been poached in Limpopo, and 17 in Mpumalanga.The Gauteng province lost its first rhino to poaching this year during the past week.
The number of people arrested in relation to rhino poaching has risen from
98 to 106. The majority of these, 101, were at the level of mainly black poachers.50 suspected poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park since the start of this year.Limpopo made twenty arrests while Mpumalanga managed to arrest six suspects.
South Africans are urged to report incidents of poaching and tip-offs to the
anonymous tip-off lines 0800 205 005, 08600 10111 or Crime-Line on 32211.