Zambia suspends movement of wild animals from national parks to private ranches
Oct. 03, 2019
The Zambian government on Wednesday suspended the capture and translocation of wild animals from national parks to private ranches.
Plans to relocate some animals from national parks have sparked outrage from stakeholders.
Last week, residents of Mambwe district in the eastern part of the country protested and blocked trucks that had gone to capture and translocate animals from a national park situated in the area.
Minister of Tourism and Arts Ronald Chitotela said that no one will be allowed to move animals and that he will not sign any permit for live capture of animals until further notice.
The Zambian minister further dispelled reports that some animals have already been moved and vowed that he will ensure that all national parks are protected to ensure there was no live capture of wild animals. Enditem