KAWFT - LUCKY SIGHTINGS & ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - DECEMBER 2017




PAINTED DOG SIGHTING

early morning 13KM from MAKUTI on HARARE main Rd. 
PACK APPROX 15 WITH PUPS -  21 NOV 2017


A Kariba resident was sooooooooooooo lucky to see this pack with their pups!



ENVIRONMENT RUINATION & DEPLETION  +  ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
  
Come on people, let’s play our part in our new Zimbabwe and clean up our acts !!! REPORT these illegal activities

Despite continual clamp downs by the Parks Authorities, the illegal removal of wood, sand and stone removal continues
It is difficult to contain this and residents can play their part by reporting information on illegal wood, sand and stone removal.


 The Parks Estate area opposite Nyamhunga is completely denuded of trees due to illegal removal. It is illegal to enter this area without a Parks Permit and anyone caught will be fined and/or be sentenced.
Soon, opposite Batonga and Baobab Ext will be the same.

Illegal sand removal from the rivers along the main road and other areas causes erosion with much repercussion, the immediate

being -  blocking of waterways as does litter and sewage, which then poisons our water that we drink

13/7/17
Parks requested a double up on an early morning patrol with the KAWFT team, in a certain area where charcoal/tree chopping was being done illegally.
Unfortunately the culprit had already removed a lot of his illegal gains.  It is hoped he will be caught and face the courts.


Another area in Baobab Ridge ext and Game Corridor April/May.  The vehicle registration number and description was passed on to the Authorities and follow up was made.

Please use below numbers for any environmental crimes you see as well as the Parks Toll and cell numbers at the bottom of this update for KAWFT & Parks.

We did not have much luck with the toll free line but have given the cell contacts for Kariba and Harare below.
EMA – Environmental Management Authority
Keep Zimbabwe clean
Littering is an offence.
Avoid prosecution by not littering. .
Report all environmental crimes:

Toll Free 08080028
0779565707 Whats App  EMA Harare
0773487141 Cell, Sms or Whats App  EMA Kariba


PARKS RANGERS

AUGUST/SEPT 2017
Parks continue clamping down on illegal chopping of trees, removal of stone and sand within the Kariba area with a number of
arrests made, fines given and tools impounded.
This is ongoing and not an easy task to catch the culprits in the act.
Please continue phoning in or messaging your reports to the Parks Toll free line given at the bottom of the update.

Rangers have also been busy with Illegal Fish Netting, which goes hand in hand with other illegal activities.
Gache, Zebra and Antelope Island as well as the shorelines have had many arrests made, fines given and illegal materials and boats impounded. Again, this is ongoing and not an easy task to catch the culprits in the act.


MID OCT 2017
Parks + Parks Mana back up team along with all the other Authorities did yet another raid on illegal activities first in the Gache area and then on Tsetse Island.
Most of these illegal fisherman are not just that, they are also involved in setting snares and various other illegal activities.
Over 20 people were arrested along with 10+ illegal nets.



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