22 May 2015
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park Management Committee established
Particular issues that the first joint park management committee will focus on include protection, conservation management, tourism development, community benefits, communication and fundraising.
Several recent arrests, as a result of these collaborations, are signs that a strengthened partnership between the two parks is bearing fruit. During a joint operation, during which approximately 12 roadblocks were manned in Limpopo National Park and the areas around Massingir town, a .458 rifle with five rounds of ammunition was seized along with a 12-guage shotgun. Two poaching suspects were arrested and two vehicles impounded.
As part of Operation Lebombo, the two parks continue to collaborate on anti-poaching activities, particularly in the area along the border. The ongoing initiative involves regular meetings between the protection forces of both countries, as well as combined operations and information sharing.
Story by Piet Theron
International Coordinator: Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
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