Zimparks

Management Services

This is a section that falls under Conservation.It mainly deals with the conservation of wildlife, anti-poaching, hunting, permits and licenses, Problem Animal Control (PAC), and radio communications.

 

PROBLEM ANIMAL CONTROL

The Problem Animal Control Unit deals with problem animals such as snakes (venomous and non-venomous), hippos, crocodiles, etc. Pythons are non venomous therefore they can be caught by hand by two people.

After the Python is caught it is not killed because it is an endangered species. Instead, it is disposed into its natural habitat where the area is protected e.g. Lake Chivero Recreational Park or Darwendale Recreational Park. However, venomous snakes such as Cobras and Black mambas are killed using shotguns and burnt or buried.

Crocodiles are captured using crocodile cages and then disposed into lakes or dams such as Lake Kariba.

 

 

ANTI-POACHING

Poaching is the illegal taking of animals and wild plants contrary to local and international Wildlife Management Laws.

Anti-Poaching involves Law Enforcement pertaining wildlife in Parks Estates, communal lands and within the country. An example of such a law is Section 59, Subsection 2A of the Parks and Wildlife Act Chapter 20:14, which states that NO PERSON SHALL HUNT ANY ANIMAL ON ANY LAND, EXCEPT IN TERMS OF A PERMIT ISSUED.

ANTI-POACHING TACTICS

Guns

Workshops (Educational Awareness)

Patrols

Arrests

ANTI-POACHING EFFORTS

Patrols have increased within potential areas.

Surveillance Systems have been established i.e. Intelligence Gathering.

 


Cnr Sandringham & Borrowdale Rd Botanical Gardens PO BOX CY140, Causeway, Harare Telephone: +263-4-706077/8-9 Gen. Enquiries: +263-4-707624-9 +263-4-792786-9 Email: bookings@zimparks.co.zw Facsimile: +263-4-793867 Bulawayo Booking Office 15 Avenue,Main & Fort Street P.O.Box 2283, Bulawayo Telephone: +263-9-63646 Facsimile: +263-9-65592 Email: ftafeni@zimparks.co.zw Quick Contacts Problem Animal Control Hotline: +263 772 104 390 Hunting Licenses: +263 734 584 384 +263 772 315 151 Public Relations:+263 772 433901 Toll Free Numbers 0800 3222 344 0800 3222 347