Combatting Wildlife Crime

Combatting Wildlife Crime

A key factor that has added to the success in arrests of poachers in the area west of the Kruger National Park has been the use of trained dogs. The Southern African Wildlife College now has a canine anti-poaching training unit, with dog kennels and a full-time professional dog master. Four Malinois, 11 Hounds and […]

Gonarezhou National Park meets poaching threat head-on

Gonarezhou National Park meets poaching threat head-on

Though Gonarezhou’s elephant population is still doing well, management is tackling the potential threat of poaching head on. The budding ranger corps is growing and growing; rising stronger every day to the challenge of protecting Zimbabwe’s iconic wildlife. Already, over half of neighbouring Mozambique’s elephant population has been lost in the past five year.  Furthermore, […]

2014 – A year of law enforcement success

2014 – A year of law enforcement success

After rising to frightening levels in previous years, poaching in the Limpopo National Park has reduced in 2014. This is regardless of poaching still increasing in neighbouring Kruger National Park. This success in the LNP was put down to the hard work by law enforcement officials. During the year, they arrested a total of 50 […]