As government steps up efforts to improve relations between human and wildlife, increased resources allocation towards awareness campaigns and capacity building in communities have been cited as key initiatives that can address conflicts.
Communities that are located adjacent to wildlife areas become more vulnerable to wild animals especially in the summer season as the animals will be straying into their fields.
The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management (Zimparks) have raised concern over the need for more resources that are channelled towards awareness campaigns and building of boundaries to ensure protection of communities.
Speaking at the handover ceremony of a $2500 cheque by a local bank, Zimparks director general Mr Fulton Mangwanya said though the rate of human wildlife conflict cases is decreasing a lot still needs to be done.
CBZ Holdings acting chief executive officer Mr Peter Zimunya said as part of their corporate social responsibility they found it fit to channel the donation towards wildlife conservation.
Zimbabwe is one of the countries committed to curbing extinction of known animal and plant species by 2020 and protecting those under threat hence the need to strengthen human and wildlife relationships.