ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS NEW REGULATIONS

Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:53 pm

ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS NEW REGULATIONS

Parks rules are amended to better protect our special species.

In a move designed to reduce criminal activities with respect to Zimbabwe’s flora and fauna the Parks and Wildlife Act has been amended. The first conviction of an individual with respect to unlawful hunting, killing, trading in, or possession of a specially protected animal will now result in imprisonment of not less than nine years. A second conviction now incurs a prison term of not less than eleven years.
Zimbabwe’s specially protected list consists of eight mammals, one reptile, 24 birds and 24 plants. Please see list below for specific species:

Specially Protected Animals are;
1. Aardwolf—Protelescristatus - 2. Bat-eared Fox—Otocyonmegalotis- 3. Cheetah—Acinonyxjubatus -4. Gemsbok—Oryx gazelle - 5. Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest—AlcelaphusLichtensteini
6. Pangolin—Manistemmincki -7. Rhinoceros—(a) Black—Dicerosbicornis, (b) Square-lipped—Ceratotheriumsimum - 8. Roan—Hippotragus equines

Our specially protected reptile is the Python, Python sebae

Specially Protected Birds are;
1. African Hawk Eagle—Hieraaetusspilogaster - 2. All the Bustards and Korhaans—Family Otidae - 3.All the Cranes—Family Gruidae - 4.All the Flamingoes—Family Phoenicopteridae - 5.All the Pelicans—Family Pelecanidae - 6.All the Storks—Family Ciconiidae - 7.All the Vultures—Family Aegypiidae - 8.Ayres’ Hawk Eagle—Hieraaetusdubius - 9.Bataleur—Terathopiusecaudatus - 10.Black Eagle—Aquila verreauxi - 11.Black-breasted Snake-Eagle—Circaetuspectoralis - 12.Black Sparrowhawk—Accipiter melanoleucus - 13.Brown Snake-Eagle—Circaetuscinereus - 14. Crowned Eagle—Stephanoaetuscoronatus - 15. Fish Eagle—Haliaeetusvocifer - 16.Hamerkop—Scopus umbretter - 17.Lanner Falcon—Falco biarmicus - 18.Long-crested Eagle—Lophaetusoccipitalis - 19.Martial Eagle—Polemaetusbellicosus - 20.Osprey—Pandionhaliaetus - 21.Peregrine—Falco peregrines - 22.Secretary Bird—Sagittarius serpentarius - 23.Teita Falcon—Falco fasciinucha - 24.Tawny Eagle—Aquila rapax.

Specially Protected Plants are;
Adiantaceae - Acristuchum aureum , Mangrove fern – Amaryllidaceae - Cyrtanthus all species - Dierama all species- Harebell - Flowering grass – Apocynaceae - Adenium obesum (Forsk) - Roem et Schult. Var - multiflorum (Klotzsch), Sabi Star, chitsvosve, mbwayuma, chihumbu - Pachypodium saundersonii Lundi Star - Arecaceae (Palmae) - Borassus aethiopum Mart, Borassus palm - Raphia farinifera (Gaertn.) , Raffia palm , muware – Hylander – Asclepiadaceae - Hoodia lugardii, Tavaresia barklyi, (Thistleton-Dyer) – Cupreseaceae - Juniperus procera, African juniper – Cyatheaceae - Alsophila, all species, Tree ferns - chitsamva, gombwe – Euphorbiaceae - Euphorbia davyi N.E. Br. - Euphorbia decidua Bally & Leach - Euphorbia memoralis R.A. Dyer - lEuphorbia wildii Leach – Flacourtiaceae - Bivinia jalbertii Tul, Mutuputupu mutuputupu Tree, Liliaceae
Aloe, all species and natural hybrids - Gloriosa superb, Flame lily, kajongwe, nyakajongwe, amakukhulume, iqhude, unyawulwenkukuhu, matalamanda, gumbo-lewuku
Orchidaceae, All species of epiphytic (or lithophytic), orchids – Passifloraceae - Adenia fruticosa, Burtt Davy - Adenia spinosa Burtt Davy, Polypodiaceae, Platycerium alcicorne Des,.Staghorn fern - Zamiaceae - Encephalartos, all species Cycad

Re: ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS NEW REGULATIONS

Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:17 pm

Interesting, ispeak!

Need more of that south of the border! :evil:

But do Zim officials fall into the same category when fines are meted out? :evil:

Re: ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS NEW REGULATIONS

Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:07 pm

RP, haven't a clue as I've not been cought and fined yet

Re: ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS NEW REGULATIONS

Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:41 pm

=O: =O: =O:

I hear the jails there are no fun...so try not to get caught! -O

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