The delegation is on a one week tour of the countryâ€™s parks and wildlife infrastructure and will be understudying Zimbabweâ€™s number of initiatives and wildlife conservation programmes with a view to implement them in their own country.
In an interview, leader of the delegation Mr. Oshunitoki Abegamola Akinola said his countryâ€™s department of wildlife would like to exchange notes with friends in the continent to enable them to come up with best practices in wildlife conservation in their country.
He however bemoaned the ever increasing poaching practices that have wrecked havoc in Africa and urged the countries to come together to find a lasting solution to the problem especially rhino poaching which might lead to the extinction of the animal.
Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Public Relations Manager, Ms Caroline Washaya Moyo said the authority is tightening its screws on poaching citing the recent killing of two poachers as an indication that the vice cannot be tolerated.
The Nigerian delegation is also expected to tour the countryâ€™s ivory stores which are currently at over 50 tonnes with a value of US$11 million.
Among some of the best wildlife practices in Zimbabwe which other countries emulate are the Communal Areas Management Programme For Indigenous Resources, (CAMPFIRE), Rhino Management and Protection, Wildlife Based Land Reform Policy, Parks Management and Administration, and the Eco-tourism projects among others.