This is a section that falls under Conservation.It mainly deals with the conservation of wildlife, anti-poaching, hunting, permits and licenses, Problem Animal Control (PAC), and radio communications.
PROBLEM ANIMAL CONTROL
The Problem Animal Control Unit deals with problem animals such as snakes (venomous and non-venomous), hippos, crocodiles, etc. Pythons are non venomous therefore they can be caught by hand by two people.
After the Python is caught it is not killed because it is an endangered species. Instead, it is disposed into its natural habitat where the area is protected e.g. Lake Chivero Recreational Park or Darwendale Recreational Park. However, venomous snakes such as Cobras and Black mambas are killed using shotguns and burnt or buried.
Crocodiles are captured using crocodile cages and then disposed into lakes or dams such as Lake Kariba.
Poaching is the illegal taking of animals and wild plants contrary to local and international Wildlife Management Laws.
Anti-Poaching involves Law Enforcement pertaining wildlife in Parks Estates, communal lands and within the country. An example of such a law is Section 59, Subsection 2A of the Parks and Wildlife Act Chapter 20:14, which states that NO PERSON SHALL HUNT ANY ANIMAL ON ANY LAND, EXCEPT IN TERMS OF A PERMIT ISSUED.
Patrols have increased within potential areas.
Surveillance Systems have been established i.e. Intelligence Gathering.