Zimbabwe in Botswana for Elephant Summit

Elephant Summit

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected in Botswana today to attend the crucial Elephant Summit taking place in the tourism town of Kasane. 

The Summit commenced on the 3rd of May and will conclude tomorrow after the Heads of States meeting.The ground-breaking summit seeks to establish a common ground on the management of elephant population within the region. 

Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Honourable Senator Priscah Mupfumira will meet her counterparts from the region today to lay the ground work ahead of the Head of States meeting set for tomorrow.

Zimbabwe, whose elephant population is second to Botswana in the world, has joined forces with regional nations in pushing for countries with high jumbo population to be allowed to exercise various management methods which include trophy hunting, culling and sale of ivory to raise revenue which can be channelled towards wildlife management.

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende