Conservation authorities in Mozambique said on Tuesday in Maputo that the number of poachers from Mozambique entering the South African Kruger park to slaughter animals has been dropping in the last couple of months.

The authorities said the majority of poachers slaughtering animals in the Kruger park come from South Africa itself, not Mozambique.

“The information we collected until last October indicates that 117 poachers arrested in the Kruger Park were coming from South Africa and only 21 from Mozambique,” said Bartolomeu Soto, director of the Mozambican National Conservation.

The drop in number of poachers coming from Mozambique is according to the director a result of sensitization campaigns within the community and the implementation of sustainable activities.

Conservation authorities have injected nearly 300,000 U.S. dollars that will be implemented for the development of activities in the communities that include access to clean drinking water, promotion of agriculture activities, among others.

The amount will benefit more than 3,400 people in a project that will be implemented for 24 months and aims above all to bring the community awareness care for conservation of country reserves. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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