The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has denied allegations from some sections of society that it has failed to address the human-crocodile conflicts in some parts of the country.
ZAWA Public Relations Officer Wilfred Moonga said it was wrong to accuse ZAWA of failing to address the human-crocodile conflict.
Mr. Moonga told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that ZAWA should not be blamed for crocodile attacks because the authority has been warning people against drawing water from crocodile infested rivers and lakes.
He said some members of the public have been ignoring the warning hence continued incidents of people being attacked by crocodiles.
He said people need to understand that once they heed to ZAWA’s sensitization messages against drawing water from crocodile infested rivers and lakes, the human-crocodile conflicts will reduce.