35 elephants killed by poachers at Mushingashi

Hwange National Park
Elephant herd coming to the water in Hwange National Park - Photo Credit - Safaribookings.com

Special Assistant to the President for Project Monitoring and Implementation Lucky Mulusa says there is need to create an anti-poachers task team to protect game reserves and national parks.

Mr. Mulusa is concerned at the high levels of poaching which he says threaten the country’s tourism sector.


He says there is need for   security wings in the country to be involved in preserving the wildlife and curb poaching.

Mr. Mulusa says the country has an inadequate legal frame work and system failure in managing national parks and game areas.


He was speaking shortly after visiting Mushingashi conservancy in Mumbwa close to the Kafue National Park.

And Mr. Mulusa noted that the Zambia Wildlife Authority officers have no protection because they are arrested each time they shoot a poacher.

And Mushingashi Conservancy Director Darrel Watt disclosed that about 35 elephants have been killed in 2 years.


Mr. Watt says elephant poaching has increased due to rising demand for Ivory and game meat.

He says there is need to intensify security in the game reserves and national parks to protect wildlife.