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ANTI – POACHING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

The first phase of the ZimParks Anti – poaching campaign was launched in Harare today (18/10/19).

ZimParks spokesperson highlighted the major concerns which are poaching, loss of habitat & human wildlife conflict and that through these partnerships and brand ambassadors, these pertinent issues will be addressed.

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SANGANAYI/HLANGANANI 2019 D-DAY

Africa’s Premier Business Exchange Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo 2019 kicks off today!!! Be sure to visit our stand at ZITF hall no.4 stand 61.

ZimParks Deputy Director General (Commercial) engaging with a buyer from Italy and on the far right, Marketing Manager discussing business with a Tour Operator.

 

ANTIPOACHING EQUIPMENT DONATED BY SINOZIM

Sino-Zim today donated conservation drones to help in anti-poaching in Zambezi Valley.

 

The handover of the conservation drones was attended by Acting Minister,  Permanent secretary (METHI), ZimParks D.G and senior management among other officers from government.

 

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Zimparks guns down hippo in Nyanyadzi

August 31, 2017August 31, 2017
Inset from Zimpapers. THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last week shot dead a hippopotamus that was damaging winter wheat in Nyanyadzi. The hippo, which had a calf, is believed to have escaped from Save Conservancy. ZPWMA ordered the shooting of the hippos after traditional leaders in the area reported that it was damaging crops and endangering lives. ZPWMA officer, Mr John Danfa, said they were still hunting for the calf which is believed to have found habitat along Save River. “Usually hippos move up and down rivers during the rainy season. We believe the two escaped from Save Valley Conservancy. They were both females and they do not usually click if there is no male. “They are believed to have separated. We received reports from traditional leaders in Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi that these hippos were feeding on wheat and crops in their fields.” “People’s lives were endangered so the authorities ordered its killing. The first time we attempted to kill it, it was in the company of so many cattle and could not do anything. Our officer teamed up with villagers to track it until last week when it was shot down in Nyanyadzi”. The officer is said to have fired 12 shots before the hippo died. The meat was shared by villagers. One of the villagers in Dirikwe village, Mr Tapiwa Munyati, said: “This hippo was becoming a threat to human lives in the area. It was being spotted near homes at night. “There are vegetable gardens along one of Save River’s tributaries where it was being spotted.“We were told that hippos do not like light and the danger was that lives would have been lost.” “A villager survived death by a whisker recently when the hippo strayed into his homestead.“He went out of his house to investigate when his dogs were barking. He had a torch and the hippo advanced towards him. “Fortunately he managed to escape the attack and notified other villagers and the village head. We are appealing to the responsible authorities to make sure that the remaining one is also killed,” said Mr Munyati.