Zim attends global wildlife trade conference-London

by Derick Tsimba

Government is being represented by the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality, Hon Prisca Mupfumira, in London at the global illegal wildlife trade conference, a symposium that provides an opportunity for Zimbabwe to continue engaging the international community.

The conference is being jointly attended by global leaders from 11 to 12 October to eradicate illegal wildlife trade and protect species from extinction.

On its twitter handle, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) said the conference brings world leaders to jointly eradicate wildlife trade.

“Zimbabwe is attending the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 11-12 October 2018, in London. The Conference brings global leaders to jointly eradicate illegal wildlife trade & build better protection of the world’s most iconic species from the threat of extinction,” said ZTA.

Hon Mupfumira said she had an opportunity to engage global leaders at the global illegal wildlife trade conference.

“I discussed with British Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister for Africa, Hon. Mrs Harriet Baldwin on strengthening bilateral relations with the United Kingdom to end wildlife crime & improving protection systems,” she said.