South Africa: A petition is being circulated against a private game reserve in Limpopo that is offering packages to hunt rhino instead of saving them, it was reported today.
The petition by Paul Kruger Safaris against the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve offering rhino hunting packages, was supported by various other nature conservationists, the Saturday Star reported.
Nature conservationist Pieter Odendaal said everyone is fighting for the rhino but Timbavati is allowing them to be hunted, adding that Timbavati and the Kruger National Park had agreed that no fences would be erected between the parks to allow animals to roam freely.
Odendaal said these rhinos set to be shot may well be rhinos that belong to the Kruger Park and who, by chance, are in the way of the hunters.
Timbavati reportedly said photographic tourism operations were far more damaging than sustainable, well managed hunting operations.