Hwange National Park

zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Wants to Dehorn Its 800 Rhinos to Prevent Poaching

“We want to send a message to poachers that they will not get much if they come to Zimbabwe.”
Sarah Emerson
8.30.16
africa

Zimbabwe Is Selling Off Its Wildlife to Save Animals From Drought

The southern African country has 10 national parks with huge populations of elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos. Yet drought across the region has put more than 4 million Zimbabweans in need of aid.
VICE News and Reuters
5.3.16
environment

Poachers Just Killed Some More Elephants With Cyanide in Zimbabwe

Although the country is no longer consumed by the violence and inflation of the early 2000s, a widespread lack of economic opportunity is fueling the poaching trade.
Eva Hershaw
10.27.15
earth

Poachers Are Using Cyanide to Slaughter Entire Elephant Herds

Why cyanide is a poacher's perfect weapon—and a conservationist's nightmare.
Melissa Cronin
10.15.15
africa

You Can Now Kill Lions Again In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has lifted the ban on hunting lions, leopards and elephants imposed just ten days ago after news that an American hunger illegally killed Cecil the lion.
Tess Owen
8.10.15
environment

Cecil the Lion Was Brutally Killed by a Minnesota Dentist, Officials Say

Walter Palmer, an American trophy hunter and dentist, reportedly paid almost $55,000 to hunt and kill Cecil, a cherished Zimbabwe lion.
VICE News
7.28.15
environment

An Iconic Lion Named Cecil Was Skinned and Decapitated by Hunters in Zimbabwe

Authorities are reportedly looking to arrest a Spanish hunter who paid guides 50,000 euros to lure a protected lion from a national park and kill him.
Gillian Mohney
7.26.15