The government of Zimbabwe is set to donate 2,000 wildlife animals to Mozambique so as to enable the other country to restock the Limpopo National Park (PNL), in the southern province of Gaza, according to a report by Club of Mozambique.
Mozambique will receive the wildlife donation as from April this year, among the wildlife to be sent over include are elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, kudos and other species of antelope.
Zimbabwe and South Africa also promised to provide animals to restock a second Mozambique conservation area, the Zinave National Park in Inhambane province, over the next two years
“This donation demonstrates our commitment to the development of the Transfrontier Park”, said Zimbabwean Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Oppah Machinguri at a press conference closing the Sixth Ministerial Meeting of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park on Friday
Transfrontier Park consists of the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique, the Kruger National Park in South Africa and the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe which border each other in the Southern African region.
The Mozambican Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celso Correia said the Zimbabwean and South African delegations recognized and values the results achieved by Mozambique in joint operations to fight against wildlife crime.
The three Southern African nations agreed to have common training, share information, logistical support and assistance on the ground, and the development of a joint communications network.