Africa: Zim Park graduates 85 game rangers
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has graduated 85 game rangers to step up surveillance at the country’s largest park.
The 85 rangers comprising 59 males and 26 females became fully fledged game rangers after a passing out parade to mark their graduation.
These selfless and dedicated men and women took it upon themselves to serve in the conservation industry contributing to safeguarding natural resources.
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority operates under an Act of Parliament, the Parks and Wildlife Act of 1975. The Authority manages one of the largest estates in the country, about 5 million hectares of land or 13% of Zimbabwe’s total land area.
The Authority has a mandate to manage the entire wildlife population of Zimbabwe, whether on private or communal lands. Private landowners can utilize the wildlife on their land but are still accountable to the Authority for the welfare of the animals.