The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) on Thursday thanked China for its continued support to the organization in fighting wildlife poaching.
At a ceremony on Thursday, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Sino-Zimbabwe Wildlife Foundation handed over anti-poaching equipment to Zimparks, including six drones, a laptop, a projector and 1,000 first-aid kits.
The drones will help Zimparks curb poaching through coverage of more ground, Zimparks Director-General Fulton Mangwanya said on the sidelines of the handover ceremony.
He said a fleet of anti-poaching vehicles donated by China in 2016 “played a very pivotal role in terms of deployment of rangers and management of parks.”
“Now they have come in with drones. It’s something that will actually go a bigger way in combating poaching because the problem that we have right now is shortage of manpower,” he said. Enditem