Poaching statistics

  • In 10 years (2008 - 2018), a total of 7899 rhinos have been poached in South Africa. In South Africa, 74% of the population lives of the two African rhino species.

    From the year 1990 to the beginning of the year 2000 there is little interest in the rhino's horn. From 2008 it was noted that there was an increase in the number of rhinos that were poached. From the year 2013 the poaching figures remain above 1000 per year, which means that 3 rhinos are poached every day.

    A poaching increase of 9000% was seen in 2014 compared to the year 2007. South Africa has the largest population of rhinos in the world, making it incredibly important for the conservation of the species. Most rhinos are still poached in the Kruger National Park, this 19,485 km2 protected nature reserve on the border with Mozambique has deployed more and more resources in recent years to make it safer.

  • The poaching per province indicates that most rhinos are poached in the Kruger National Park & ​​KwaZulu Natal areas.