Zimbabwe Consequences in the Cecil Case

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Zimbabwe's wildlife authorities have announced restrictions on hunting around the country's biggest game reserve following the killing of the iconic Cecil the lion by a US dentist.

"Hunting of lions, leopards and elephant in areas outside of Hwange National Park has been suspended with immediate effect," Edson Chidziya, head of Zimbabwe's parks and wildlife authority Zimparks, said in a statement.

The parks body also suspended hunting with bows and arrows, except with permission from the authority's head.

"All such hunts will only be conducted if confirmed and authorised in writing by the director-general of the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, and only if accompanied by parks staff," Mr Chidziya said.

Bronkhorst is due to appear in court on August 5 on a charge of "failing to prevent an illegal hunt".

Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri has meanwhile appealed for the United States to extradite Palmer so he can be brought to justice.

Mr Chidziya said the authority had joined forces with the police in a crackdown "to weed out any undesirable elements".

"The Authority will not hesitate to arrest, prosecute, and ban for life any persons including professional hunters, clients and land owners who are caught on the wrong side of the law," he said.

The Press Statement by Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on Measures to Improve the Administration of Hunting in the Country can be read here:



Village Elder
The more you reply to issues here the more you amaze us. Kindly do not procreate
Lupita should have been saving her fellow humans from jiggers.
The mammoth became extinct by evolution.
If nature dislikes you nothing can be done.
Those conservists are shaving the eyebrows and redrawing it with a pencil.
Kill all endangered species and they will stop being in danger.
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