According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Kruger National Park has lost 164 rhinos to the illegal killings.
“Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces continue to be targeted by poachers, accounting for 110 of the total rhinos poached since the beginning of this year. Thus far, a total of 176 arrests have been made of which 153 are at the level of poachers; 10 receivers or couriers; six couriers or buyers and seven exporters,” the department said.
South Africans have been urged to report incidents of rhino poaching or tip-offs that could lead to arrests and prevention of illegal killings to 0800 205 005. – SAnews