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14 Jan 2018 10:28 #505156
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Ich wünschte, es gäbe mehr solcher Präsidententöchter!
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BREAKING! NEW PRESIDENT MNANGAGWA OF ZIMBABWE ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT TO PROTECT COUNTRY’S ENDANGERED SPECIES
By WAN - January 13, 2018
President Mnangagwa has made a statement regarding his commitment to the future conservation of the country’s environment.
“In light of the recent export of elephants from Zimbabwe, the government is reviewing conservation decisions of the previous dispensation and formulating a policy to move forward,” said Christopher Mutsvangwa the Chief Advisor to the President.
The President conducted meetings with two organizations operating innovative conservation projects and highlighted his commitment to preserving the nation’s wildlife and natural resources, both for the Zimbabwean people and for international visitors to appreciate and contribute to the economy through tourism.
The President welcomed representatives of the Tikki Hywood Foundation to learn about its work with partners in Government: Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, Ministry of Justice, National Prosecution Authority, ZRP – Minerals & Border Control Unit, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authorities and conservation organizations, that has led to Zimbabwe being recognized as an African leader in Pangolin conservation. Pangolin is the most highly trafficked mammal in the world, and, through effective strategy and partnership across these organizations, Zimbabwe now has the highest conviction rate for pangolin related crimes within Africa and is a leading voice in the global movement for its protection.
It is a longstanding custom in Zimbabwe that Chiefs are gifted with a pangolin as a sign of respect from their people and a symbol of good fortune. In this tradition, President Mnangagwa was introduced to a pangolin received by the Tikki Hywood Foundation, which will be released back into the wild following its rehabilitation.
President Mnangagwa also endorsed a new project, Akashinga (‘the brave ones’), a unique program, founded by the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), which empowers previously disadvantaged Zimbabwean women by employing them to protect wilderness areas as an alternative to trophy hunting.
The hunting industry is rapidly declining, leaving these wilderness areas and communities without sufficient income to motivate conservation. Unless an alternative source of income is provided these areas will be lost, along with their rich biodiversity. Akashinga educates and trains local women to be rangers and managers, protecting the large landscapes previously reserved for and financed by trophy hunting.
The President’s daughter, Tariro Mnangagwa, recently joined the IAPF on the ground to see the work of the Akashinga program. During her deployment with the group she conducted training, active duty patrols and engaged in rural community project planning sessions.
Female empowerment through skills development and sustainable employment in these rural communities will deliver many direct benefits including increased life expectancy through better access to healthcare, more children able to participate in education, support for local businesses and the wider economy. Through employment, goods and services, over 70% of the operational costs of the Akashinga model go directly back into the local community, turning a security need into a community project.
Images of Zimbabwean pangolin and the men who care for them have travelled the world as part of an acclaimed photographic series, “Pangolin Men”, by Africa based photographer Adrian Steirn, who is also filming a documentary about the Akashinga project.
The President also took the opportunity to make a statement about tourism, and to assure the world that Zimbabwe is open, and ready to welcome visitors to experience one of the most beautiful countries in Africa.
President Mnangagwa said:
“As we enter into this historic new era for Zimbabwe we are proud to share our heritage and the beauty of our nation with the world. On behalf of all Zimbabweans, I would like to invite people to visit our great country, for you will be welcomed with open arms.
This is a very significant moment in Zimbabwe’s history and we understand that we have a lot of work to do in ensuring the protection of our natural resources. Global support and greater understanding of the new Zimbabwe will go a long way towards communicating the change that we are committed to seeing here in our country.
I am delighted to have had the privilege to see our revered and mythical pangolin up close, and to shine a light on the positive results that we are seeing here in Zimbabwe in the conservation of the species.
I am also proud to recognize the women rangers of the Akashinga project, who my daughter Tariro late last year. Women will play a vital role in the rebuilding of Zimbabwe. Through this program, women are being empowered to make a positive contribution to their communities and to protect our precious wildlife. We salute their bravery and commitment.
Conservation and tourism go hand in hand and my government is committed to ensuring the safety of visitors and to working with partners to increase our conservation efforts to protect our natural world. We undertake this commitment not just for the people of Zimbabwe but to allow people around the world to experience one of the most beautiful countries in Africa.”
To support Akashinga and IAPF visit: www.iapf.org
Source: Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority
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31 Mär 2018 18:56 #517161
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Drei dieser tapferen Frauen des Akashinga Teams im Dienst ertrunken.
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IAPF - International Anti Poaching Foundation - www.iapf.org
27. März um 14:16 ·
The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) is deeply saddened by the accidental drowning deaths of two rangers and one ranger instructor from the Akashinga team in Zimbabwe.

During a patrol on March 25, 2018, five wildlife protection rangers were on patrol in the lower Zambezi Valley. Three members of the team began crossing a river while two others navigated around a cliff face. While Rangers Tendai Hungwe, Edzai Malunga and Tarzman Foma crossed the river, one began to struggle. The other two quickly came to her aid. Tragically, all three drowned.

Zimbabwe Republic Police officers were immediately notified and responded to the location where the bodies of the rangers were recovered. They were joined on-site by IAPF founder Damien Mander.

In keeping with local protocols and tradition, funerals will be held immediately. IAPF is providing all possible assistance to families, relatives, and affected local communities.

All of us at IAPF extend our deepest sympathies to everyone affected by this tragedy.

This is a heartbreaking set of circumstances. The Akashinga team is a close-knit unit. These deaths are extremely distressing for everyone involved. Despite the hardship, loss, and sadness, the other members of the Akashinga team continue to conduct patrols in defence of wildlife and work with local communities to identify poachers and stop them.

Akashinga means “The Brave Ones.” The brave women of Zimbabwe rose to defend the wildlife of their country and they have proved their capabilities time and time again since the formation of the unit in 2017.

Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with the families of those passed, while we continue striving towards a day when armed rangers may not be required to protect nature.

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23 Apr 2020 06:52 #587098
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Kurzfilmpremiere Akashinga by James Cameron and Nat. Geographic am 25.April 2020 (CST!!!)

hier gehts zum Artikel darüber > www.plantbasednews.o...ZOgEKbDMh_pVUc0Q3290
hier gehts zur Registrierung um die Premiere des Filmes online zu sehen > earthx.org/event/womens-shorts/

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13 Aug 2020 06:46 #593539
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Akashinga: The Brave Ones ist jetzt auf YouTube zu sehen.
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