MAPUTO (Xinhua) -- The South African Peace Parks Foundation is to invest 2.1 million Euros to help Mozambique fight poaching particularly in the Limpopo National Park, located in southern Gaza province.
Among the activities to curb the trend, the initiative will update a digital transfrontier communication system based on radio, the Mozambique News Agency AIM reports on Tuesday.
The Tourism Ministry and the Foundation signed an agreement that will also reinforce the supervision system, increase the capacity of fiscal operations among other things.
Last year alone in the transfrontier park the authorities reported 1,020 rhinos against 1,004 slaughtered in 2013 and Mozambicans are among the majority of people jailed in South Africa connected to poaching at a number of 280.
The ministry is also exploring other sources of solution to bring down slaughter in Mozambique.
The initiative also includes training of lawmakers in matters related to conservation areas and also to the mobilization of the community to help fight poaching.
Currently community members (particular young people) are pointed out as obstacles in the fight against poaching due to the huge sums of money they are promised in case they get involved, young people are reported to drop school to dedicate to poaching.
This initiative will also develop projects that will target community members, to improve their living conditions pointed out as key element in the reduction of poaching in the region.