By A Asha
Published: Friday 15 June 2001

The government of Zimbabwe has given permission to cattle grazers to reside inside the Gonarezhou National Park. Environmentalists fear that this will result in large-scale poaching in the park, which is home to many endangered species of animals. The grazers have already started moving into the park. The permission comes after Zimbabwe signed an agreement with South Africa and Mozambique to set up a transborder game park that would include Gonarezhou. The sudden change of land use at Gonarezhou without consulting other signatories to the agreement may hinder the setting up of the transborder park, reports the Zimbabwe Independent.

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