Zimbabwe wildlife management agency thanks China for support in fighting poaching

The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

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

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