The Great Elephant Census, which surveyed all major elephant populations in Africa last year, found that Zimbabwe had lost 75 percent of its elephant population in the southern Zambezi Valley, and a 40 percent decrease in the middle part of the valley. The report also found that Zimbabwe formed part of a larger, regional decline. Tanzania lost 60 percent of its elephants between 2009 and 2014, while Mozambique lost approximately 50 percent of its population during the same period.
Zimbabwe’s Environment, Water, and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri repeated a call to the United States to reverse its ban on ivory imports. Legal hunting of elephants, she said, generates an estimated $14 million a year and helps control elephant populations that damage farmland across in the country.
“‘All this poaching is because of American policies, they are banning sport hunting,” Muchinguri said earlier this month, explaining that regulating the sport would provide more funds for conservation. “An elephant would cost $120,000 in sport hunting but a tourist pays only $10 to view the same elephant.”
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