Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has received anti poaching equipment worth more than US$800 000 as it intensifies efforts to fight against poaching in the Zambezi Valley.

Rhino Force general manager, Kurt Slight Hemmersbach handed over part of the anti poaching equipment to Zimparks which included a cessna 182 aircraft for surveillance, canoes and communication equipment.

As part of their continued effort to stamp out wildlife poaching within the Hurungwe area more rangers will be trained.

Poaching has been rife in Hwange and the Zambezi Valley where mostly elephants have been the target of poachers who are now using cyanide to poison salt lakes and drinking points for the animals.

Zimparks through its statement from the board chair hailed the anti poaching project which will see training of anti poaching rangers and the provision of necessary equipment in the fight to defend the world’s natural heritage.