Zimbabwe To Look East For Trophy Hunting Export Markets

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LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, May 28 (Reuters) - Zimbabwean wildlife authorities are eyeing trophy hunting export markets in the East as some European countries move to ban trophy imports, an official said on Tuesday.
The European Parliament called in 2022 for a ban on the import of trophies derived from species listed by CITES, an international agreement that aims to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
Belgium in February banned the import of hunting trophies, while British lawmakers in 2023 approved a ban on trophy hunting imports covering 6,000 endangered species.

"We can always come up with an alternative market," Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife (Zimparks) director general Fulton Mangwanya told Reuters on the sidelines of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) summit in Livingstone, Zambia.
"We have to look for other markets from the East," he added, without mentioning specific countries.
Mangwanya said discussions to support trophy hunting were ongoing among five Southern African countries which make up the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier - the world's second-largest conservation area.
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