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ZAWA warns poachers in South Luangwa Park

Rural News ZAWA warns poachers in South Luangwa Park

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has warned poachers around the flooded areas in South Luangwa National Park not to take advantage of the animals.

 ZAWA Public Relations Officer Maureen Mwape sounded the warning in an interview with ZANIS today.

Mrs Mwape explained that only small animals were rescued while the bigger ones that
managed to escape the floods are still in the highlands awaiting the water levels to

She said that 98 percent of the animals are safe and are surviving but noted that
they were at risk because of poachers who are taking leverage of the floods.

However, Mrs Mwape said that ZAWA has allocated enough boats for Game Rangers to
safe guard the lives of the animals.

She also cautioned residents near the floods to avoid illegal fishing adding that
Crocodiles were now on the loose jeopardising human life.

Meanwhile, Mrs Mwape says the floods have been a challenge to ZAWA and that the
organisation was only hoping for the water levels to subside so that lives of
affected locals and animals in the area could normalize.


  1. Mrs Mwape says “the animals are safe and are surviving but…were at risk because of poachers..”. Can someone define/contextualise ‘safety’ for us. Safety means protection from danger or risk; having survived to this point, what’s the probability of dying henceforth? So, if the animals are at an intense risk of extinction at the hands of poachers, what thing are they safe which is greater than death?

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