Photo of Mopane the lion
WAN has been informed by our partners that a lion hunt is scheduled to take place in Zimbabwe at the beginning of November 2020.
Allegedly, Wayne Dietrechsen with Jimba Safaris will be leading the hunt sometime between November 1st – 12th to kill one or more lions that have been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
Cecil The Lion group and Peace 4 Animals visited these beautiful animals in Zimbabwe last year and recently discovered that the hunt will allegedly be taking place near The Hide Lodge.
“While visiting Zimbabwe, we were lucky enough to see Mopane, a very large male lion that is of breeding age and the father of eight cubs,” Mark Robinson, Founder of Cecil The Lion group, told WAN. “It’s heartbreaking to think that Mopane could be killed by these hunters who dare to call their work ‘conservation.’”
Mopane along with Humba, Netsai, and Nquwele, make up a group of male lions who bring hundreds of thousands of dollars through photo safari tourism into Hwange National Park. The revenue through photo safaris goes towards conservation, the community, and to those who work in the Park. The community has also donated thousands of dollars towards conservation efforts in and around Hwang National Park.
Allegedly, Dietrechsen’s clients will be paying him tens of thousands of dollars to kill these beautiful animals. Hindering the crucially needed revenue that goes to the villagers and local communities through photo safaris that not only keeps these lions safe, but creates lifelong memories for tourists visiting Zimbabwe.
Trophy hunting puts the “Con” in Conservation.
Urge Jimba Safaris to put a stop to this hunt immediately. Africa’s lions need to be protected for the future of Africa. (Information Below)
Official Booking Agent
Europe and South America
Contact: Pedro P. Alejandre
+34 670 78 73 95
You can also leave a comment on Jimba Safaris’ website HERE!
The Cecil The Lion community has already helped to stop scheduled hunts before and we can do it again. In memory of Cecil The Lion, we must protect the rest of Africa’s lions for future generations to come.