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Communities in Matabeleland have been called upon to fully exploit the wildlife based land reform programme and empower themselves through the lucrative safari hunting and game viewing projects facilitated by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks).
Matabeleland is endowed with wildlife resources with Matabeleland North Province being the bastion of the big five and also the prime safari hunting area in the country.
However, communities in the region are grappling with the challenge of human wildlife conflict which can be addressed if resources are availed.
The issue of human wildlife conflict is a result of failure by authorities to share the proceeds of game farming through safari hunting with people who live within these areas, said the director general of Zimparks Mr Fulton Mangwanya.
Addressing people in the Mtshabezi area of Matobo, Mr Mangwanya said beneficiation on wildlife resources by communities is a top government priority.
Mr Mangwanya whose institution donated 50 000 Nile tilapia fingerlings to the Mtshabezi fishing community said they will continue to work with rural communities to ensure that they fully benefit from the exploitation of the available natural resources.
His comments come at a time that the Matabeleland Economic Forum through the Livestock Farmers Union has proposed the establishment of new wildlife conservation areas that will be managed by communities through the chiefs where 15 percent of revenue generated will be used to establish a compensation fund for those whose animals and crops are destroyed by animals.
This proposal which has been well received by chiefs could be the panacea to human wildlife conflict.
Jul 19, 2017 | Local News
Two elephants have been killed in a suspected case of cyanide poisoning around Hwange National Park.
The carcasses of the two jumbos were discovered on Monday by anti-poaching officers.
The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) confirmed the suspected cyanide poisoning case after officers who were on patron around Hwange National Park noticed the carcasses of two adult elephants.
The case has since been reported to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) which is now conducting further investigations, while a task which was removed from one of the elephants has since been recovered.
Zimparks Public Relations Manager, Mr Tinashe Farawo said the suspected cyanide poison was administered on the saltlick, adding that the recovered task has been sent for safekeeping while 150 anti-poaching unit officers have been deployed to deal with the emerging poaching cases.
Mr Farawo added that the authority in collaboration with other government agencies is working tirelessly to reduce cases of poaching with cumulative figures for 2017 indicating a downward trend compared to last year.
Recent reports from Zimparks show that between January and June 2017, a total of 14 elephants were lost due to poaching activities.
During the recently held third Defence and Security Chief Meeting hosted by Zimbabwe, member countries were challenged to domesticate the SADC law enforcement and anti-poaching strategy.
Duly instructed by the Director General, of the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA), Desired Liaison Auctioneers will be conducting a
PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI CONCESSIONS AUCTION.
VENUE: Cresta Lodge, Sango Conference Room, Harare.
DATE: Friday the 6th of October 2017 at 10:30hours
ON SALE: PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI CONCESSIONS AUCTION
- View Point in the Victoria Falls National Park
- Fothergill Island on Lake Kariba under Matusadona National Park
- Popoteke Picnic site in Kyle Recreational Park
- Bompst in Kyle Recreational Park
- Matoa Pan in Hwange National Park
- Bumbusi Site under Sinamatela Camp in Hwange National Park
- Robins Camp Chalets, Lodges and Restaurant in Hwange National Park
- Deteema Camp in Hwange National Park
- Tshakabika under Sinamatella Camp in Hwange National Park
- Dabashuro under Sinamatella Camp in Hwange National Park
- Glenclova in Kyle Recreational Park
- Fishermen’s Creek in Kyle Recreational Park
- Mashayeni in Mana Pools National Park
- Kasawe Spring in Mana Pools National Park
- Mashuma Pan in Mana Pools National Park
- Lake Front Picnic Site in Lake Chivero Recreational Park
CONDITIONS OF SALE
- A participation deposit of USD$20,000.00 (twenty thousand United States dollars) for all sites will be required to obtain a buyer’s card.
- The deposit is refundable if all sale conditions are met.
- Payment is strictly Cash or Bank Transfer.
- Registration fee of $50.00 will be paid to PWMA through the auctioneer.
- Prospective bidders are encouraged to visit the sites to familiarize themselves with the attractions that are available on the sites.
For more information contact:
Desired Liaison Auctioneers
10 Stevenson / Telford Roads
Tel: 04 757664
0712 401 528
0772 403 799