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Zim to host first ever summit of wildlife

Zimbabwe will from the 23rd to the 26th of June 2019 host the inaugural Africa’s Wildlife Economy Summit in the resort town of Victoria Falls where over 30 African countries are expected to participate.

The Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Priscah Mupfumira says the country is now ready to host foreign ministers and heads of states that are also expected to attend.

We are happy that His Excellency President Mnangagwa will be the host and we look forward to hosting some African Ministers and Heads of States. So far over 30 countries from Africa have registered and confirmed participation,” Minister Mupfumira said.   

 She said the conference was going to deliberate on wildlife conservation, African economies and ways through which people living adjacent to wildlife areas can draw benefits from the resource.

We want to come up with resolutions which will be good for conservation, looking after our wildlife and also making sure that people living close to wildlife areas benefit and improve their livelihoods.”

She added, “We are also going to be discussing on how wildlife impacts on ordinary people’s lives and ways through which we can deal with human-wildlife conflict.”

The summit is being supported by the African Union and the United Nations.President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be the guest of honour.

Zimbabwe is in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), which boasts of holding over 60% of the world’s elephant population.

In courtesy of ZiFM News

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