Sunday, April 21, 2024

KAZA petitions UK minister

Scores of community-based organisations have signed a petition urging British Members of Parliament not to vote into law a Bill prohibiting the import of hunting trophies into Britain. The voting is scheduled for March 17th.

In a letter addressed to the United Kingdom Minister of State for Development and Africa, Andrew Mitchell, 109 representatives of community-run conservation areas in the four African countries which come together in the massive Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) argued that the British Government should be aware that this bill will negatively impact both the conservation of wildlife and the livelihoods of our communities.

“As communities living in the KAZA TFCA landscape, we recognise the importance of wildlife and other natural resources and the role they play in maintaining biodiversity in our shared environments,” they said in the petition. 

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