Department of National Parks and Wildlife is set to translocate 250 elephants and 50 other animals from Liwonde Nationa park to Kasungu Nation park in central region.
This was disclosed by William Mgoola, Deputy Director for Parks and Wildlife after addressed Kasungu District Executive Committee on Wednesday.
Mgoola said, with support from the partners like International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), they have secured enough funds to carry out the exercise from June to August, 2022.
“Through Zambia-Malawi Elephant Landscape Project, we will translocate more than 300 animals from Liwonde of which 250 will be elephants. As a department, we have come up with the initiative in order to scale up the population of Wildlife in Kasungu National Park which will help attract more tourists,” he said.
Conservation Solution Organisation from South Africa is the firm which is expected to translocate the elephants from Liwonde to Kasungu National park
Kasungu National park has few wild animals compared to other national parks and game reserves due to the malpractice of poaching in the district.