Articles tagged 'zimbabwe parks and wildlife management authority'

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...
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...
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...
Zvoma's 'neglected' farm risks wildlife acquisition 27 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) has threatened to take over animals at former clerk of Parliament Austin Zvoma's 274-hectare, Lot 2 Kilworth Farm. This comes after animals strayed into neighbouring farms extensively destroying crops this week with ZPWMA expres...
Elephant poachers jailed 11 years each 30 October 2013 HARARE - A Zimbabwe court has sentenced two poachers to at least 11 years in prison each for illegal possession of ivory and two firearms. Hwange magistrate Dambudzo Munati sentenced 54-year-old Isaac Phiri and Johanne Musaka, 31,  to 11 years in prison for killing elephants. Caroline Washa...
Suspected poacher shot dead 28 October 2013 HARARE - A suspected elephant poacher was shot dead last week at Matusadona National Park. Rangers recovered a 303 rifle, 25x303 live round ammunition, one scale, one cell-phone, one kilogramme flour, one black pot, one plate, two knives, one kilogramme sugar, one kilogramme fresh elephant mea...
Elephants kill Hwange Park ranger 23 October 2013 HARARE - A Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority ranger was attacked and killed by three elephants at the Hwange National Park yesterday. Lovemore Mpeki Maphosa, 61, of Main Camp, was killed while on patrol with two other rangers. Maphosa was on an extended 10-day patrol that starte...
$28 000 ivory seized 22 October 2013 HARARE - An Asian national was yesterday arrested at the Harare International Airport for illegal possession of ivory, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority confirmed yesterday. The Asian national is 34 years old and is a truck driver in his country of origin. He was found with 1...