Wildlife authorities anticipate a fifty percent decline in elephant poaching as efforts intensify to save the species, hunted for its ivory.
These efforts have been boosted through a donation of anti-poaching equipment by the Chinese Academy of Science and Sino-Zim.
Elephant and Rhino poaching activities have presented headaches for wildlife authorities in the country, threatening the survival of these species along with the other big game targeted by poachers.
For decades Zimbabwe has battled wildlife crime on Elephants as demand for illegally acquired ivory has soared on the international market.
Through various mechanisms, government through Zimparks has stepped up efforts to fight the scourge of poaching , posting notable success in containing wildlife crime on rhino.
Elephant poaching has however remained a thorny issue, but the story looks set to change as government partners other global players to intensify conservation techniques cemented through a donation of drone anti-poaching technology presented to the government of Zimbabwe by the Chinese academy of science and Sino Zimbabwe.
The target is to further reduce elephant poaching at least by a fifty percent margin by next year, while similar efforts are also being directed in protecting the other big game as well as the endangered pangolin specie.
Illegal hunting of elephants and rhinos has remained a menace particularly in the Hwange national park reflected by the several of arrests effected by Zimparks on poachers most of whom are linked to foreign syndicates.