Monate private game reserve is set in 1839 hectares of bush and open plains – home to leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, crocodile, hippo, giraffe, zebra, brown hyena and a large variety of antelope.
As dedicated game rangers we are strongly opposed to the slaughter of rhino throughout South Africa. This blog is a resource for all who wish to know more and who want to become involved in saving our rhinos.
White Rhino grazing at Monate Lodge
Monday, 18 July 2011
Legalise rhino horn to save the species???
Imagine if, deep in the bushveld, we discover that one of our rare tree species produces a fruit that is highly prized by foreigners, and that these foreigners are willing to pay untold sums of money to gain that fruit.
Of course, there is something of a gold-rush as the poorer members of the community strip the trees of their fruit to sell to foreign traders, and the population of the trees begins to decline.
Imagine if, instead of allowing farmers to cultivate the tree to bring in much-needed income (and of course save the tree species), the government steps in and bans the sale of the fruit and supports other countries trying to find a substitute for our fruit product.