The Wildlife and Environment Zimbabwe (WEZ) will be hosting a photographic exhibition this month as part of efforts to promote anti-poaching and conservation of animals.

This comes amid revelations that cases of poaching are on the increase in the country.

WEZ has adopted art as a tool to promote awareness on wildlife conservation and protection.

WEZ director, Mr Isaiah Nyakusendwa said photographers and photo journalists are a powerful medium to bring under spotlight cyanide poaching with the overall aim of raising awareness adding that their efforts have culminated into a wildlife photography competition.

This year’s edition of the photographic exhibition will be held in Harare on the 23rd of this month.

Zimbabwe is one of the countries that have prioritised shifting the rights and responsibilities of managing wildlife onto the local communities as a strategy to counter poaching and human wildlife conflict.