American hunters receive permission to hunt old rhinos in Namibia
Professional hunters from the USA have received permission to hunt old rhinos in Namibia.
The agreement, signed as part of a wildlife management strategy in Namibia, allows Dallas Safari Club, an America-based organisation, to hunt old rhinos that can no longer produce any more offspring.
The Ministry of Environment will allow the American hunters to kill fewer than five rhinoceros per year, for the next five years - in terms of a Memorandum of Understanding, signed in January.
The MoU seeks to respect domestic laws of both the hunters and the Ministry of Environment.
MET Chief Public Relations Officer, Romeo Muyunda, however assured NBC News in an interview Thursday, that if no old rhino is available, then no hunting will take place that year.
Dallas Safari Club will also assist in auctioneering Namibia's elderly rhinos, in America.
Their mission is to ensure the optimal conservation of wildlife, through public engagement, education and advocacy for well-regulated hunting and sustainable use.
Muyunda also explains that the funds earned in this way, will be re-invested into activities such as anti-poaching.