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Delegates from South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Angola attended the forum. ... She referred to the SADC Protocol on Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement as well as the SADC Law Enforcement and Anti-Poaching (LEAP) Strategy and said it was time for the ...
African Tourism administrations undersign the declaration of Kinshasa against poaching ... During the opening ceremony, which had more than 100 participants from the five countries in addition to Zimbabwe, the Minister of Tourism of the Democratic Republic of the Congo H.E. Franck Mwe di Malila ...

The headline on the Zimbabwe Herald could not have made it clearer: “Police tighten noose on Grace Mugabe.” The newspaper, for 37 years the mouthpiece of Robert Mugabe's government, is now the voice of the new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. He replaced Mugabe when the long-time leader ...
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has praised Zimbabwe for the reduction in poaching cases so far this year, owing to the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority's zero tolerance for the vice. From January to March this year, only one elephant and a black ...
The past few days have been terrible for the Akashinga (the brave ones) anti-poaching team in northern Zimbabwe. Three rangers drowned earlier this week in a river while on patrol, two of them giving their lives as they tried to rescue a colleague who had got into difficulty. The International Anti-Poaching ...
The hunter was with a government ranger and two trackers from the community when he killed the animal, and apparently none of the party of seven who was present realised the elephant was wearing a research collar. The Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Association has called the killing of ...

Zimbabwe's National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority says they have given the police relevant documents linking former First Lady Grace Mugabe to the poaching of protected animals in the country. Parks spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo, told VOA Studio 7 that the police would use the documents ...
Speaking exclusively to Al Jazeera, Steirn said he uncovered the poaching and smuggling syndicate when he began looking into the illegal ivory trade in December. "Ivory was being sourced either from the national park's vault, being thieved or pilfered, or from live elephants being killed by poaching ...
... first lady Grace Mugabe over allegations that she headed a poaching and smuggling syndicate which illegally exported tonnes of elephant tusks, gold, and diamonds from the country, the Telegraph can reveal. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the president of Zimbabwe, sanctioned an "urgent" investigation into ...
HARARE - The European Union (EU) has injected close to $2 million into Zimbabwe aimed at reducing poaching and conserving wildlife. African Wildlife Foundation senior communications officer Grace Wairima said the funding will be used for improved anti-poaching and compatible land use in ...
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesperson Tinashe Farawo confirmed the arrests, but said he had not yet gathered all the information. Bhejane Trust founder ... Last Sunday, rangers also allegedly recovered four dehorned elephants in Hwange, as cases of poaching increase.
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Four elephants have died from cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe as poachers take advantage of a dry spell to contaminate remaining water sources. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo says rangers discovered the carcasses in Hwange ...
Damien Mander, founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, was enthusiastic. He said he believed the government was sincere in its desire to change: “Discussions with the new leadership leave me confident that Zimbabwe and its conservation policies are moving in the right direction, step by ...
They knew the former schoolteacher was wanted in Zimbabwe for poaching rhinoceroses and selling their horns, which can command hundreds of ... The DNA would be used to match a carcass to a particular horn discovered on a suspected poacher or trafficker, or to rhinoceros blood on his clothes, knives ...
In justifying its elephant trade, government has previously argued that Zimbabwe has an unsustainably high elephant population which, at 86 000, exceeds the ecological ... Mnangagwa paid tribute to the Akashinga conservation project which was the first to rope in women in the fight against poaching.
An animal lover, he contacted the International Anti-Poaching Federation (IAPF) before leaving Oregon and arranged to do double duty, joining a group that was coming .... Not long before Kokkeler arrived in Zimbabwe, IAPF rangers at the Stanley & Livingstone reserve caught a poacher armed with 60 bullets—worth $15 a ...
HARARE - A poacher who shot and killed two black rhino at a nature reserve in southern Zimbabwe has been sentenced to 10 years in jail. The man was arrested after he left his cellphone at the scene of the crime. The 44-year-old poacher, Godknows Mashame, shot and killed two black rhino on ...

Believed to be on the run in Zambia, he has been linked to elephant poaching, ivory smuggling and “dozens of rhino killings” over the past decade. Interpol has issued an international 'red notice' calling for his arrest. Moyo was born in the town of Shurugwe in Zimbabwe's Midlands province, 350km from ...
Khuluma Afrika has now learnt that the net has been cast wider to include ivory poaching after preliminary investigations revealed that the former first lady ... in Zimbabwe has taken a no nonsense approach to conservation and vowed to arrest any person's implicated or involved in poaching 'regardless of ...
The BBC World Service has featured a remarkable group of women - part of a project called Akashinga (the brave ones) - who take on trophy hunters in Zimbabwe. The women have been trained and employed to manage an entire nature reserve by Damien Mander, Founder of the International ...
FOUR suspected poachers, believed to be Zimbabweans, appeared before the Tshilwavhusiku Magistrates' Court outside Makhado, South Africa, charged with possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition, conspiracy to commit poaching and trespassing, South African Police Services (Saps) ...
Zimbabwean fugitive, Dumisani Moyo, who has been evading the law for over five years after he was granted bail in 2012 on rhino poaching charges, was this week back in court following his extradition by Zimbabwean authorities. According to the charge sheet, the unemployed Moyo acting jointly with ...
To which Moyo stated that, “I want the court to assist me to communicate with my family in Zimbabwe to engage an attorney. The prison authorities told me that they are not allowed to assist me to call people outside Botswana using their phones”. He also told the magistrate that he has issues with prisons ...
They knew the former schoolteacher was wanted in Zimbabwe for poaching rhinoceroses and selling their horns, which can command hundreds of ... The DNA would be used to match a carcass to a particular horn discovered on a suspected poacher or trafficker, or to rhinoceros blood on his clothes, knives ...
5 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's wildlife conservation industry has welcomed China's ban on ivory trade but stressed on the need for strong enforcement for the ... Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said China's ban on ivory trade could potentially help reduce poaching of ...
Rhino poaching networks are typical of the structure of the new mafias in the global marketplace. The term mafia .... Venter tells me about a poacher she had prosecuted called Elliot Mzimba. ... Once the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe was hit by a double whammy after the turn of the millennium. Firstly ...
POACHING continues to be a challenge for the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority with about 500 poachers arrested in 2017 and 34 people killed in cases ... Zimparks spokesperson Mr Tinashe Farawo said the authority was making great strides in combating poaching across the country.
China is reportedly importing more than 30 wild-caught elephant calves from Zimbabwe following its decision to ban the sale of ivory. ... nations and NGOs to debate the parameters of the live trade in elephants, which exists against a backdrop of poaching that has seen a third of Africa's elephants wiped out ...
Armed with rifles suitable for close-quarter combat (yet with enough precision to bring down enemies at 500 meters), the group operate in Zimbabwe's lower Zambezi Valley- Africa's poaching frontline. The goal is to provide a “solution to the end of hunting”, as reported by the Guardian, as well as solving ...
Recent developments, such as the US lifting bans on certain elephant trophy imports and changes to the Mugabe government in Zimbabwe, add to the intrigue of what is already a fascinating place. My time in Zimbabwe this past year was eye-opening. Poaching is complex, and what I've learned from ...
Others, fearing that elephant skin may begin to replace ivory as a motive for poaching, have urged the United States to ban its importation. ... The current legal trade in elephant hide dates back to 1997, when the southern African nations of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia persuaded the U.N.-sponsored ...
Damien Mander, the Australia-born founder of the Akashinga initiative, is a military-trained sniper who found his inspiration in the Black Mambas, the world's first female, unarmed anti-poaching unit, based in South Africa's Kruger National Park. "Thirty-six women started our training – modeled on our ...
... who is visiting and training with the International Anti-Poaching Foundation's Akashinga field ranger unit," reports the UK-based Observer newspaper. "These women show me hope," Tariro is quoted saying heads to a beaten-up Land Rover to visit a community in search of a former poacher keen to talk.
Abigail Malzanyaire's (18) and Tariro Mnangagwa (32). Tariro is the youngest daughter of recently appointed Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa and joined the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) team in December to show her support for the women and their role in the re-building of ...
Tracey Basaroukwe, 19, takes aim with her AR-15 assault rifle during anti-poacher training in the Zambezi Valley. ... support and interest they received and thought a similar project in Zimbabwe might be a good way to raise the profile of his own project, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF).
National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo on Wednesday said the ivory was worth over $500,000. Farawo says no one has been arrested yet and police questioned officials from a travel agency before releasing them. Poaching is rife in Zimbabwe's national parks, ...
Akashinga, meaning “brave ones,” is a revolutionary project designed to provide disadvantaged women in Zimbabwe with meaningful employment as wildlife rangers and managers. The women in the program come from checkered backgrounds: some once gained income through trophy hunting, and ...
Christopher Mupindi (29) of Number 1 Madhamu yesterday appeared before Hwange magistrate Portia Mhlanga charged with poaching and possession of a firearm. Prosecutor Onias Nyathi told the court that on June 28 this year, Mupindi and his alleged accomplices Dubai Pahla and Charles Siavonga, ...
According to an Environmental Management Agency (EMA) Mashonaland East province report shown to NewsDay, the now-deceased, identified as Munashe Maphosa, who was doing Grade Six at Kudyarawanza Primary School, was poaching sand with his elder brother on November 12 when tragedy ...
Believed to be on the run in Zambia, he has been linked to elephant poaching, ivory smuggling and “dozens of rhino killings” over the past decade. Interpol has issued an international 'red notice' calling for his arrest. Moyo was born in the town of Shurugwe in Zimbabwe's Midlands province, 350km from ...
National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo on Wednesday said the ivory was worth over $500,000. Farawo says no one has been arrested yet and police questioned officials from a travel agency before releasing them. Poaching is rife in Zimbabwe's national parks, ...
“The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority officers at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, working with other security agencies, on Monday intercepted 200kg of ivory destined ... Poaching has seen a good number of elephants being killed through shooting or poisoning using cyanide.
The savanna elephant population across Africa declined 30 percent from 2007 to 2014, primarily as a result of poaching. It typically costs $36,000 ... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moved last month to allow hunters to bring home trophies from elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Safe to say, few ...
Akashinga, meaning “brave ones,” is a revolutionary project designed to provide disadvantaged women in Zimbabwe with meaningful employment as wildlife rangers and managers. The women in the program come from checkered backgrounds: some once gained income through trophy hunting, and ...
Christopher Mupindi (29) of Number 1 Madhamu yesterday appeared before Hwange magistrate Portia Mhlanga charged with poaching and possession of a firearm. Prosecutor Onias Nyathi told the court that on June 28 this year, Mupindi and his alleged accomplices Dubai Pahla and Charles Siavonga, ...
According to an Environmental Management Agency (EMA) Mashonaland East province report shown to NewsDay, the now-deceased, identified as Munashe Maphosa, who was doing Grade Six at Kudyarawanza Primary School, was poaching sand with his elder brother on November 12 when tragedy ...
The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) is a non-profit organization that helps produce the most effective anti-poaching operations in the world by utilizing state of the art training, equipment, and management to protect highly targeted wildlife species. IAPF has long been at the forefront of ...
Trump put on hold the department's initial decision to reverse an Obama-era ban and allow the importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. In a tweet, Trump ... Trophy hunting runs counters to the global campaign against the ivory trade, which is at the root of the poaching. We have finally ...
Last week, the Trump administration put the brakes on a proposed policy reversal on animal trophy hunting in Zambia and Zimbabwe. ... have long advocated that controlled hunting can help fund conservations efforts in countries struggling to deal with maintaining their wildlife population amid poaching.
Government officials allegedly have been involved in both poaching of elephants and illegal export of ivory tusks. Zimbabwean President ...


 

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