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Illegal settlers blamed for poaching at conservancies


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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:16 PM

Reports www.herald.co.zw.

Parks director-general Mr Vitalis Chadenga said several conservancies had deteriorated due to the illegal settlers' activities.
"A number of conservancies are no longer existing in their original form.
"Government directives to spare these conservancies have partially been implemented but there has been rampant poaching," he said.
Mr Chadenga said between January 2010 and March this year, 16 poachers had been killed in stand-offs with authorities, while 2 572 people had been arrested.
He said 52 rhinos had been killed on both Parks Authority and private conservancies.
Mr Chadenga said there appeared to be insufficient political will to remove the illegal settlers.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:25 PM

Very interesting, one minor point

He said 52 rhinos had been killed on both Parks Authority and private conservancies.


This obviously doesn't include the one in the photo which is clearly a greater one horned rhino in either India or Nepal, with the number of rhinos that are being poached in Africa :wacko: I'm surprised they couldn't find a picture of an African one. Of course the poaching of any rhino anywhere in the world is a tradegy :angry:

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:16 AM

Inyathi, I noticed a similar thing on a Ugandan site I was investigating for an upcoming safari and they have an Asiatic elephant pictured. Perhaps they don't know the difference or think the customers can't tell, I don't know but it made me wonder about the accuracy of the rest of their information.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:37 AM

35000 people in 26000ha - 117 000 cattle - 8400 goats - 12 000 donkeys. I don't expect much more space for a mouse or two. Its unlikely that anything else can survive there.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:39 AM

And the 800 000ha forest wont last long either.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 06:46 PM

Its hard to have much hope for wildlife in Uganda given its out of control human populations growth of well over 1 million people a year and the fact that the country is infested with foreign right wing missionary types who still think the earth is flat :rolleyes:





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