The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority says it is working on modalities to minimise risks of human wildlife conflict in areas adjacent to wildlife environments.

World over, people and wildlife are increasingly coming into conflict over living space and food. 

In some instances, people lose crops, livestock, and even lives.

Of the 323 cases of human and wildlife conflict reported to Zimparks between January and December 6, 2017, 34 people lost their lives while 27 were injured with more than 350 livestock killed around the country.

Speaking to the ZBC News, Zimparks public relations manager Tinashe Farawo says a raft of measures to address the menace are under consideration.

Zimparks is urging communities to immediately report the presence of wildlife in their area to the nearest Zimparks offices, Zimbabwe Republic Police, or the local traditional leadership.