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Interest and commitment towards conservation grows among young Africans – AWF 

–The African Wildlife Foundation Celebrates the Graduation of 31 Fellows from the 2023 AWF Charles R. Wall Leadership Program John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has announced that 31 fellows from the AWF Charles R. Wall Youth Leadership Program have graduated, amid growing interest towards conservation, among young Africans.  The program, comprising […]

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Demand for Vulture Parts by Traditional Healers, Threatens their Survival and Zimbabwe’s Ecosystem

-Alarmed by declining numbers, conservationists are raising awareness of the critical environmental role these efficient scavengers play. Linda Mujuru Harare, Zimbabwe – Early last year, Sekuru Shumba, a traditional healer, had an altercation with a client that led to a fistfight. Shumba, who has been practicing his trade for over five years, says the client

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Zimbabwe says elephant trophy hunting is meant to reduce human-wildlife conflicts.

– The animals themselves will assist in the generation of funds to assist these communities, Zimbabwean minister said. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwean government has announced plans to introduce a new hunting quota meant to contain the elephant population as the country battles with increased reports, of human-wildlife conflict. The state-run ZBC news

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Anti-poaching boost in Zimbabwe through AWF donation of field equipment

– Mbire has become a problem in terms of human-wildlife conflict, hence provision of more vehicles and radios will shorten reaction time, the ZimParks head said. John Cassim Dr Fulton Mangwanta – ZimParks Director General on the extreme left and the ZimParks Board Chairman, Dr Aggripa Sora on the extreme right examining the patrol boots

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Six elephants found dead following suspected cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe

-According to witness accounts, the bodies were discovered near each other with missing their tusks, along a trail that led to watering holes, indicative of cyanide poisoning. John Cassim One of the six carcasses found in the Gwayi-Shangani Wildlife Conservancy recently after suspected cyanide poisoning Harare, Zimbabwe – At least six adult elephants have died from what appears to have been cyanide poisoning at a watering hole in the Gwayi, Shangani wildlife conservancy near Hwange

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Zimbabwe to host the Africa’s Protected and Conserved Areas (APAD) conference in March

Eileen Kairu – AWF Zimbabwe through the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) will this year in March, host the second in-person APAD(Africa Protected Areas Director) conference. The first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress was held in July 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda. The Africa Protected Areas Director (APAD) forum is a platform and network open

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Zimbabwean wildlife ranger who was arrested for possession of ivory is yet to appear in court

UPDATE: – Gun shots were fired as Noel tried to flee and he was arrested, a source at ZimParks revealed. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – A senior Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) wildlife ranger based in Chinhoyi, 115km west of the capital Harare, who was arrested for allegedly being in possession of 80kgs

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Hundred elephants reported dead owing to an El Nino induced drought in Zimbabwe

– the extended dry season has reduced once abundant water holes, to muddy puddles hence elephants are walking long distances in search of water. John Cassim An elephant carcass at Hwange National Park recently. Elephants are dying due to lack of water owing to an El Niño phenomenon that has affected the 45 000 strong

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Zimbabwean police arrest a wildlife ranger with ivory

The wildlife ranger was arrested after being found in possession of two unmarked pieces of ivory weighing 80 kg. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) officials have revealed that a senior wildlife ranger, Noel Zuze, has been arrested for possession of 80 kg of ivory. Zuze was nabbed over

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Zimbabwe introduce a wildlife law diploma, at the University of Zimbabwe, eight years after Cecil the Lion’s death.

– This diploma is intended for officials in different governmental and non-profit organisations who work and practise with flora and fauna. John Cassim Cecil the Lion with his offsprings in Hwange National Park before he was illegally shot and killed by an American dentist in 2015 Harare, Zimbabwe – Following five years of advocacy, and

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