Zimbabwe empowering women

24 October 2020 # Hope

As the popularity of trophy hunting declines in Africa mostly due to activism, import restrictions, limitations on hunting specific animals and reduced wildlife populations, local attention has shifted to conserving Zimbabwe’s biodiversity rather than sustaining the legal hunting trade.

While legal hunting has been argued to preserve animal species by giving landowners monetary incentive to conserve and protect ecosystems, a decrease in its popularity in the area does not provide enough money to motivate conservation. An all-female anti-poaching unit, an experiment that has proven to yield better economic benefits for rural Zimbabwe, has taken up the responsibility of conservation.