Zimbabwe blames disgruntled rangers and villagers for elephant poisonings

Zimbabwe’s environment minister has blamed the poisoning of at least 71 elephants in recent months on disgruntled game rangers and local communities who do not benefit from wildlife revenues.“It was noted that a number of issues such as low staff morale, lack of community benefits and hunting quota anomalies are fuelling poaching in Zimbabwe", Oppah Muchinguri told a meeting of conservationists, government and security officials on Thursday.

The Guardian

Last updated on 16 November 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Zimbabwe
Region: 
Africa
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals