Zimbabwe, Zambia

Kariba & Middle Zambezi

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Anti-poaching gets results

Anti-poaching gets results

Anti-Poaching team
Anti-Poaching team

Gache Gache Wilderness Area, Kariba, reports in its July newsletter that 100 arrests have taken place since May, while armed gangs of poachers have been tracked. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority, and Gache Gache Anti Poaching Unit, also recorded a bushbuck and jackal snared, and one poisoned elephant carcass was found near the Nyaodza river.

Arrests result in fines and severe warnings. In addition, 30 snares were lifted and more than 1800 kg of fresh fish confiscated and sent to National Parks Kariba. Two kapenta rigs were found and arrested and their catch confiscated.

“I am encouraged by the dedication and passion of this community anti poaching team, and amazed at how fast the wildlife and fish have come back into this area over a short period of time,” said Ray Townsend, Director of Gache Gache Lodge.

Read more about the region in our destination guide:
Kariba & Middle Zambezi

Read more from this issue:
Zambezi Traveller (Issue 06, Sept 2011)