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South Africa on target for worst ever year of rhino poaching

10/06/2013 16:18:46 394 rhinos killed in South Africa

June 2013. In 2013 rhino poaching in South Africa is running considerably ahead of 2012, which was the worst year on record by far. At that current rate, South Africa can expect to lose more than 900 rhinos this year, with 394 rhinos killed already.

Table showing the daily rate of rhinos killed in South Africa 2010 - 2013 

2010201120122013
0.9121.2271.832.52

 The Kruger National Park continues to be the most seriously affected by rhino poaching, with 257 animals being killed in the Park since the beginning of the year, which has prompted discussion about rebuilding the fence between the Kruger and Mozambique. 425 rhinos were killed in the Kruger National Park in 2012, and many of the poachers arrested in the Kruger Park have crossed from Mozambique, which is a major corridor for rhino poachers.



 

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