The International Anti-Poaching Foundation has provided materials and work equipment valued at €300,000 to support the fight against poaching in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park, APA can report.PNL says in a media statement that the donation, which was delivered on Saturday at a ceremony presided over by the director of the project, Antony Alexader includes tents, camping equipment, medical items, solar panels, a satellite phone, a metal detector and two motorbikes.
The Anti-poaching International Foundation Force provides training, equipment, management and support to rangers in the defense of nature.
“With the rising price of rhino horn and ivory tip on the black market, poachers have been refining their hunting methods, which is why it is imperative that the protective forces are well equipped in order to combat effectively this evil” says the document.
In addition to the PNL, in Mozambique, the IAPF supports several parks and conservation areas, including the Great Limpopo National Park, GLNP.
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park straddles the borders of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe and joins some of the most established wildlife areas in southern Africa into a huge conservation area of 37 572km,
This forms the core of the second-phase transfrontier conservation area, TFCA, measuring almost 100 000 square kilometers, the world’s greatest animal kingdom.
The larger transfrontier conservation area include Banhine and Zinave national parks, the Massingir and Corumana areas and interlinking regions in Mozambique, as well as various privately and state-owned conservation areas in South Africa and Zimbabwe bordering the transfrontier park.
Mozambique’s government has been working since 2009 on a comprehensive reform of environmental laws involving consultations with all stakeholders and expects the draft legislation to be presented to parliament soon.
It includes criminalizing the shooting of wildlife and imposing mandatory prison sentences against offenders.