ZCTF Report

ZCTF  Report

14th October 2015


It is with great regret that we announce that the Zimbabwean authorities have decided not to prosecute Walter Palmer for killing Cecil the lion. According to them, all Palmer’s paper work and documents were in order so he didn’t break any laws. We don’t agree with this at all and we intend to try other avenues to have him prosecuted.


The rate at which elephants are being killed in Zimbabwe is truly disturbing. Last week, 14 were killed – 3 in Matusadona and 11 in Hwange National Park. 16 were found dead in Lupande and 10 in Chakabvi in Nyamatela. Many of these elephants have been poisoned with cyanide. 14 tusks have been recovered but the other tusks were taken by the poachers. The problem with the cyanide poisoning is that other animals are dying as well. 2 vultures were found poisoned after eating the carcass of one of the elephants and an eland was found snared. A packet containing 1 kilogram of cyanide was also found by the authorities. 36 carcasses were found near Sinamatella in Hwange National Park in the Dzivanini area. This totals 76 elephants killed in the past 2 weeks.


A huge elephant with tusks weighing 122 pounds was killed in Gonarezhou by a German hunter. We suspect this elephant may have come from Kruger Park. His tusks were so big that they dragged along the ground when he was walking.

The most disappointing thing is that when a local Zimbabwean kills an animal for food for his family, he is sentenced to between 5 and 15 years in prison but when a wealthy foreign hunter comes in and shoots an animal, he gets away with it.

What message are we giving the people?

Text above by Johnny Rodrigues
Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force
Landline: 263 4 339065
Mobile: 263 712 603 213
Email: galorand@mweb.co.zw
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ZCTF-Zimbabwe-Conservation-Task-Force/246013052094585
Website: www.zctfofficialsite.org.

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force relies solely on public donations.
Your donation can help to preserve the wildlife in Zimbabwe.
If you would like to assist, please contact us.
Donations page: http://www.zctfofficialsite.org/donate-now


© 2015 – 2016, Amarok. All rights reserved.

We have not received any compensation for writing the posts at "Nature´s Corner" section of our site. We have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that we have mentioned in that section. All texts or videos or logos (or whatever assets) at that section were posted after receiving a written permission from the respective authors. The only underlying reason that justifies such posts is the hope to help raising awareness on animal welfare and on our own environment. All text and material fetured in any page is copyrighted (C) (unless otherwise noted) and belong to the respective owners.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Solve : *
5 + 7 =