ZIM CELEBRATES WORLD RANGER DAY
23 July 2018
SPEAK Out for Animals, an animal law organisation, joined hands with National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last Friday to commemorate the World Ranger Day at Tokwe-Mukosi Dam in Masvingo.
The Rangers World Day is officially commemorated on July 31 but due to the harmonised election scheduled for July 30 in the country, the organisers decided to hold the celebrations at an earlier date.
The event, which was attended by villagers, traditional leaders, Environmental Management Agency representatives and representatives from other ministries, was also aimed at raising awareness on the importance of animal protection.
There have been reports of fish poaching at the Tokwe-Mukosi Dam and authorities also took the opportunity to educate the community to engage them so that they operate legally.
Speak Out for Animals handed over books on Wildlife Conservation for a library that will serve the communities close to the dam.
The books were handed over to Chief Shindi who will work with other community leaders to educate people on the consequences of animal extinction.
Speak Out for Animals founder Advocate Ever Chinoda commended the rangers who attended the event including the regional manager Trumber Jura for their efforts in protecting animals.
“The contribution of rangers in protecting our wildlife, our heritage is plausible and we have to celebrate them. Without the rangers enforcing the law, wildlife will quickly go extinct.
“To complement their efforts we donated the Animal Law statute book so that the entire Tokwe-Mukosi Community will have easy and quick access to the laws.
“Ignorance of the wildlife law in this community is no longer an excuse, an educated community is an empowered community with regards to Conservation of Fish in the area,” said Chinoda.
Speak Out for Animals is an animal law organisation that aims to protect animals through the law.