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ZIMBABWE WILDLIFE ISSUES


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#1 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 08:34 AM

this place keeps on coming up,so I thought it would be a good idea to create a general thread

 

  • the Zimbabwe conservation task force says that the wildlife department is currently putting together 130 elephants and 50 lions for export to Chinese zoos
  • it is believed that one of the male members  of Cecil's pride, game capture is going on in the same reserve
  • there is talk that the runway at vic falls airport is being extended  so it can take very large cargo jets, if the trade goes through here as it would get less media attention than Harare  

 

Please see http://us.blastingne...-001131027.html

 

as mentioned before in a previous thread , the zoo which was being built  to take some of the previous live elephant sales was appauling, metal bars  on concrete slabs  in an district with severe air pollution


Edited by COSMIC RHINO, 23 September 2016 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:17 AM

the place is sliding into a mess , and the chances of improvement don't appear to be good 


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:26 AM

  item   1   another 4 elephants have died from poison, this time in a hunting area in  the  Bulilima District

 

please see http://www.chronicle...oning-suspected

 

 

item 2  more info on live animal sales to China   please see http://www.allafrica.com   then  topics then wildlife CHINA CLEARS NATION'S WILDLIFE  THE STANDARD 25 SEP

 

once again  from the zim conservation task force the talk now is that the animals will leave through Hwange ,  8 lions, 4 giraffes, 8 hyneas and 40 elephants have already been captured


Edited by COSMIC RHINO, 26 September 2016 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 04:47 PM

Be careful with the news the Zimbabwean Conservation task force spreads, repeatedly they've been proven wrong. Like in this case, it is confirmed that none of the members of Cecil's pride have been captured. 



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:55 AM

Interesting  where is the reliable  information ?

 

the government can't be trusted  and there is almost no independent media


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 08:33 AM

the humane society international is talking about an order for 200 juvenile eles to China  in a period of 5 years 

 

the zoos and safaris parks offer poor conditions  

 

please  see  http://traveller24.n...Explorer/Green/shockwildlifetruths-zim-baby-elephants-heading-for-chinese-zoo-20161107

 

adam  cruise  7 nov   ZIM BABY ELEPHANTS HEADING FOR CHINESE ZOO   conservation  action trust/traveler 24


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:39 PM

Just read about this today and am heart broken to hear about these elephant babies being sent to China. So frustrating- such an awful event. Ugh....just ridiculously awful :(



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:02 AM

the latest talk is of a sale of 35 young elephants,8 lions,12 hyneas and a giraffe to China for zoos and safari parks  to cover a 1998 debt for weapons supplied  supporting the struggle which brought president   Laurent Kabilia to power in the DRC

 

please see THE CONVERSATION 2 JAN 2017  WHY ZIMBABWE'S USE OF ELEPHANTS TO PAY OFF DEBT TO CHINA IS PROBLEMATIC 

 

this is a real mess


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:48 AM

at least  8 hippos  are dead in the Zambezi river near Binga  

 

currently it is regarded as a farmers accident coming from weed chemical control measures, rather than anything deliberate

 

please see GOVT PROBES HIPPOS POISONING 11 APR THE HERALD carried on http://www.allafrica.com


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