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2012 OSCAP Rhino Poaching statistics: 214.

2012 OSCAP Rhino Poaching statistics: 214. | What's Happening to Africa's Rhino? | Scoop.it

WildlifeMargrit:

Each one of these was a living, breathing animal minding it's own business... note how many are calves.

 

By Ayesha Copeland Cantor, Shelli Du Plessis and 8 others in Outraged SA Citizens against Poaching: 

 

www.facebook.com/groups/oscap/

 

 

(214) 10 May 2012: 1 Cow and calf dehorned Crocodile Bridge area KNP

(212) 08 May 2012: 1 Rhino KNP area unknow

(211) 09 May 2012: 1 Rhino Gravelotte area

(210) 07 May 2012: DEA UPDATE (8 KNP, Limpopo 2, North West 2)

(206) 05 May 2012: 1 White Rhino dehorned & 1 other killed - Rankins Pass area Liimpopo (204) 04 May 2012: NWCRU update 204

(199) 30 April 2012: DEA Stats update

(188) 28 April 2012: 1 White Rhino Carcass - Skukuza area, KNP

(187) 27 April 2012: 1 Black Rhino (2yrs old) - Pilansberg Game Reserve North West (186) 25 April 2012: 1 Rhino Sabi Sands - KNP

(185) 25 April 2012: 1 Rhino Lower Sabi - KNP / 1 Skukuza

(183) 22 April 2012: 2 White Rhino cows shot and dehorned Gravelot area.

(181) 19 April 2012: DEA UPDATE KNP 111 (8), LIMPOPO 25(2) (174) 16 April 2012: 1 Black Rhino Thanda Game Reserve, Hluhluwe, KZN

(173) 15 April 2012: 2 Rhino carcasses found between Malelane and Biyamit KNP few days old

(171) 13 April 2012: DEA UPDATE

(168) 12 April 2012: 1 Rhino shot (2 days ago) found yesterday Koster, NW Province (167) 11 April 2012: UPDATE NWCRU

(165) 10 April 2012: 1 Rhino Pretoriuskop are KNP

(164) 10 April 2012: 1 Rhino - Gravelot area

(163) 10 April 2012: 1 Rhino - Gravelot area (dehorned rhino poached)

(162) 08 April 2012: 1 Rhino - Pilansberg area (2 day old carcass)

(161) 08 April 2012: 1 Rhino Cow - calf survived Rankiins Pass area, Modimole, Limpopo (160) 04 April 2012: 1 Rhino Malelane area

(159) 04 April 2012: UPDATE

(150) 29 March 2012: DEA STATS UPDATE

(138) 25 March 2012: 1 Rhino shot dead near Phalaborwa in KNP

(137) 25 March 2012: 1 Rhino - Themba died 23 days after being poached at Kariega (136) 20 March 2012: 1 Rhino Gravelote area, Limpopo

(135) 19 March 2012; DEA STATS UPDATE (121) 15 March 2012: 1 Rhino, Nietverdien, NW - shot and dehorned.

(120) 13 March 2012: 1 Rhino Waneen, Kzn

(119) 12 March 2012: 3 Rhino - near Hluhluwe in KZN (+1 calf injured)

(116) 11 March 2012: 7 rhino Southern Region of KNP

(109)10 March 2012: 1 Rhino Crocodile River area, KNP

(108)08 March 2012 : 8 rhino's: 3 Malelane, 3 Biyamiti and 2 at Tshokwane

(100)06 March 2012 : 1 Black Rhino Pilansberg NP- shot approx 5 days ago & not dehorned

(99) 06 March 2012 : 1 Rhino Ohrigstad (pregnant cow)

(98) 06 March 2012 : 1 Rhino (Matjulu area near Berg-en-dal, KNP)

(97) 06 March 2012 : 2 Rhino Crocodile River Bridge area

(95) 05 March 2012 : 1 Black Rhino - 3 day old carcass Bakubung Bush Lodge, Pilansberg

(94) 05 March 2012 : 1 Rhino(pregnant cow) Origstad - shot horns not removed

(93) 05 March 2012 : 1 Rhino carcass found in Matjulu area near Berg-en-dal, KNP (92) 02 March 2012 : 3 rhino's KNP N'Wanetsi area

(89) 02 March 2012 : 2 white rhino carcasses found 1 week old Vryburg North West (87) 01 March 2012 : 2 rhino's Malalane at John Hume's game reserve

(85) 01 March 2012: 1 Rhino - Waneen, Kzn

(84) 29 February 2012 : 1 Rhino Kariega, (2 dehorned but still alive)

(83) 28 February 2012 : 2 Rhino found Mopani area near Letaba KNP

(81) 28 FEbruary 2012 : 3 Rhino found near Pretoriuskop, KNP

(78) 28 February 2012 : 2 Rhino found near Pretoriuskop, KNP

(76) 25 February 2012 : 1 Rhino carcas found near Crocodile Bridge area, KNP

(75) 23 February 2012 : 1 White Rhino, Assen, NW

(74) 22 February 2012 : 5 Rhino carcasses - KNP (some of the carcasses are at least 1 month)

(69) 20 February 2012 : 1 Rhino Thanda Game Reserve, KZN

(68) 19 February 2012 : 2 Rhino Mpofini lodge Vryheid

(66) 17 February 2012 : 1 Rhino KNP - awaiting confirmation of location

(65) 17 Feburary 2012 : 1 White Rhino Borakolalo Game Reserve (had to be put down) (64) 15 February 2012 : 1 White rhino (1 month old carcass), Pilanesberg,NP

(63) 15 February 2012 : 2 carcass found Manyeleti, KNP

(61) 14 February 2012 : 8 carcasses found KNP

(53) 13 February 2012 : 2 Rhino Chicks Game Lodge Hluhluwe

(51) 12 February 2012 : 1 Madikwe White Rhino Bull both horns taken

(50) 10 February 2012 : 1 Madikwe white bull

(49) 09 February 2012 : 3 Letsitele, Limpopo - Pregnant mother and calf(unborn baby added below (47) 08 Februrary 2012: 1 Ndumo

(46) 08 February 2012 : 2 iMfolozi

(44) 07 February 2012 : 1 White Rhino Bull - Hoedspruit - private reserve

(43) 06 February 2012 : 1 Rhino bull Thabazimbi-Rooiberg area

(42) 06 February 2012 : 1 Carcass found KNP (poached Sat probably) - North of Letaba

(41) 06 February 2012 : 1 Madikwe - Black Rhino

(40) 26 January 2012 : 2 Limpopo Province - Waterberg area

(38) 26 January 2012 : 2 North West Province (to be confirmed)

(36) 19 January 2012 : 1 Hluhluwe iMfolozi found recently date unknown

(35) 16 January 2912 : 3 White Rhino Rooiberg area

(32) 16 January 2012 : 1 Mossel Bay, Kobus Crous - Farm Bergsig

(31) 15 January 2012 : 2 Madikwe 1 carcass found, Ndumo 2 month old carcass

(29) 13 January 2012 : 4 KNP - Pretoriuskop area

(25) 11 January 2012 : 5 Rhino Private Reserve near Stofberg

(20) 11 January 2012 : 3 Rhino - KNP

(17) 09 January 2012 : 2 White Rhino at Ndumo and 1 Black Rhino at Mkhusi

(14) 09/10 January 2012 : 9 KNP (4 near Pretoriuskop, 2 near Lower-Sabie and 2 near Crocodile Bridge + 1 other area to be confirmed)

(5) 04 January 2012 : 4 KNP Satara area

(1) 04 January 2012 : 1 Rhino Gravellotte area, Limpopo

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