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Ecotourism in Southern Africa

  • Maverick Elephant Causes Mayhem At Lunch Table,Zimbabwe

    ZIMBABWE, 2015/09/15 A video has emerged of an elephant causing mayhem at the alfresco luncheon table of guests at a luxury camp in Zimbabwe's famed Mana Pools National Park. Two male diners appear to be slightly nervous as they sit with their backs turned to the giant mammal, who searches the grassy floor with his trunk just metres behind them. Again the elephant, ears flapping, takes several steps towards the two men, lowers its chief and swings his trunk and tusks at one of them, propelling him out of the picture frame. The elephant instantly turns on the man's fellow diner, nudging him over the top of the table.
  • Rhinos in South Africa: Illegally killed for their horns

    SOUTH AFRICA, 2014/10/09 Just over a thousand rhinos were illegally killed for their horns in South Africa last year. These figures contribute to the 34% increase in the number of reported environmental incidents during the 2013/2014 financial year. Environment minister, Edna Molewa, revealed this at a briefing in Pretoria. During the 2012/2013 financial year the department has registered almost 5 000 incidents compared to just over 6 000 in the previous reporting period.
  • KAZA, Kavango-Zambezi Conservation Area,

    BOTSWANA, 2013/11/12 KAZA, Kavango-Zambezi Conservation Area, covers an enormous area around Livingstone, into Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia and Botswana. The plan is to include the villages inside the conservation area and allow the animals free passage from one National Park to an extra. And the animals, notably, elephant are presently moving into and around Sioma Ngwezi National Park. They are moving outside the park and going in to the villages. Although the planting season has not started properly the villagers are by presently complaining. In a statement in the Post: Manyandelo (UPND Chairperson) accused ZAWA of having failed to do their work, alleging that the elephants had been terrorising the area for over two months, but no proper measures had been put in place by the officers.