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Tashinga Initiative Trust implemented a 3rd CITES MIKES funded Ranger Training Course from end October with a Pass Out and Certificate Parade on 13th November 2017 at Marongora HQ, Hurungwe Safari Area. Tashinga Initiative was delighted with the high level of collaboration from ZPWMA Marongora and the Regional and Area Managers, in hosting this Ranger Training Course at its field station when access to Kapirinengu was made extremely difficult as a result of early rains.

Parks Rangers qualified at Basic Level in Specialist Tracking and other skills associated with antipoaching. Rangers respond very positively to these courses, and the skills gained through these and earlier courses have already been vital tools in antipoaching operations.

The Rangers who received the training are largely based at Chewore North Kapirinengu Field Station, very remotely situated in the extreme north-east of the Lower Zambezi Valley and who are cut off from road access during the rainy season, relying solely on the Zambezi River and boat transportation. CITES MIKES donated a Pelican boat for antipoaching and transportation purposes at the beginning of the dry season 2017.

Please DONATE towards the dedicated Rangers of the Zambezi Valley in their wildlife protection efforts, through Tashinga Initiative Trust.

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