Zambia: Community pressure halts wild animal captures

Local communities in Zambia have reportedly prevented the capture of wild animals from South Luangwa National Park. These communities also helped in stopping the transfer of these animals to private game ranches where they would most likely become victims of trophy hunts. According to a statement from International wildlife charity Born Free, a recent letter exposed on social media, Zambia’s former Minister of Tourism and Arts Dr Charles Banda gave permission for the capture of 35 buffalo in South Luangwa National Park. The minister also gave permission for the transfer of these animals…

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