Articles tagged 'zimparks'

Gokwe police 'hire out guns to poachers' 17 May 2017 HARARE - Police in Gokwe have come under fire for allegedly hiring out unregistered fire arms and selling ammunition to poachers in a syndicate that is threatening elephant population in the area. This follows an investigation by Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) which has led t...
Anthrax detected in wildlife 13 April 2017 HARARE - The scores of hippos that have died in Binga since last week succumbed to a vicious strain of anthrax, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) said. Villagers who have been feasting on the mammals' carcasses could be in danger of contracting the deadly disease. The are...
Embrace wildlife conservation practices 26 January 2017 EDITOR — It makes sad reading to hear claims by locals that the number of elands in Chimanimani Eland Sanctuary is fast dwindling amid fears of rampant poaching activities. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) should get tough on poaching activities not only at the eland...
29 smuggled sables translocated to Masvingo 24 January 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) has translocated 29 sables that were being smuggled to South Africa via Zimbabwe to a wildlife college in Masvingo. The intercepted sables — worth $348 000 — from Zambia, were moved to Mushandike College of Wildlife Managemen...
482 'poachers' nabbed 11 January 2017 HARARE - About 482 people were arrested for wildlife poaching in 2016, a sharp increase from 378 nabbed in the previous year. According to Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks), among those arrested were 443 Zimbabweans, 31 Zambians, seven Mozambicans and one South Africa...
ZimParks warns against national flower sales 31 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) has warned against the illegal sale of the flame lily, the country's national flower. The flame lily is a protected plant within the country and has been the national flower of Rhodesia, as Zimbabwe was known before independenc...
ZimParks enforces game meat sale ban 31 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is enforcing a ban on sales of game meat amid fears wild meat trade and consumption may lead to disease transmission and amid mounting pressures posed by the overexploitation of threatened animals. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority (ZimParks) said those found sel...
Poacher jailed after citizen's arrest 21 December 2016 HARARE - A suspected poacher — 41-year-old Innocent Nyathi — has been jailed for nine years following a citizen's arrest near Hwange National Park. He was found in possession of three kilogrammes of cyanide and raw ivory upon his apprehension. Nyathi's colleague, yet to be identified, escap...
ZimParks defends international hyena trade 18 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) has defended government's widely condemned international trade in hyenas. ZimParks said hyenas were not an endangered species but warned that cruel shipment of the animals would incur the full wrath of the law.  [GoogleAd]...
Zimparks board in gross funds abuse 16 August 2016 HARARE - Parliamentarins yesterday slammed Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (Zimparks) board for gross mismanagement and abuse of funds after they met 18 times in the last four months, with each member pocketing $165 per sitting. Zimparks board chairperson Tichafa Mundangepfupfu, while gi...
Illegal ivory dealers jailed 23 June 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) has said it will do everything within its means to preserve the country's wildlife, following a Guruve duo that was sentenced to 11 years in prison each after being found in illegal possession of 16kg of ivory. Zimparks s...
Zim must up fight against poachers 16 February 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe must reciprocate the international community's support in the fight against illegal poaching. This comes after the director-general of Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) Edson Chidziya told Parliament yesterday that poaching in the country's nature re...
Worries over dwindling numbers of Elands 10 January 2016 CHIMANIMANI - Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks)  has shot down tourists' and locals' claims that Chimanimani Eland Sanctuary's elands may have been completely wiped out by poachers, insisting that the animals are still being “frequently sighted”. A number of recent vi...