281 rhinos poached in just over six months

Pretoria – The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year now stands at 281, with a total of 176 arrests being made in connection with the activity. According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Kruger National Park has lost 164 rhinos to the illegal killings. “Limpopo, North West, … Continue reading “281 rhinos poached in just over six months”

251 rhinos poached so far in 2012

Pretoria – The total number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year now stands at 251, with the number of arrests at 170. The North West, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo provinces continue to be targeted by poachers, collectively accounting for 86 of the total rhinos poached in 2012. The Kruger National … Continue reading “251 rhinos poached so far in 2012”

No translator for suspected horn smugglers

Pretoria – The two Vietnamese nationals arrested at OR Tambo International Airport last Thursday with ivory and rhino horns will remain in police custody until a translator is found. Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development spokesperson, Andile Gumede, said the two were arrested after x-ray scanners at the airport showed possible rhino horns in … Continue reading “No translator for suspected horn smugglers”

214 suspected rhino poachers arrested so far- Report

Pretoria – A total of 214 suspected rhino poachers were arrested in South Africa between April 2010 and March 2011, according to the 4th National Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER). The NECER 2010/11 was officially released by the Department of Environmental Affairs on Thursday in Pretoria. Of the 214 suspected rhino poachers, 92 were arrested … Continue reading “214 suspected rhino poachers arrested so far- Report”