British soldiers to train Malawi game rangers

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Malawi’s game rangers are to be upgraded with technical skills in managing wildlife animals following announcement by British government that it will train rangers in the country through its soldiers.

British ambassador to Malawi Holly Tett announced that her government will train the rangers as a way of preserving wildlife animals that are endangered by poaching.

Speaking at the last phase of domestic translocation exercise of elephants from Liwonde National Park to Nkhotakota game reserve on Wednesday, Tett said her government has been slated to help Malawi in protecting wildlife animals.

Malawi is among the countries whose wildlife species have been endangered by illegal killings of animals in protected areas.

Poachers kill wildlife species for food and income generation by selling parts of the animals such as ivory and horns.

The African Parks Limited that took over management of game rangers in Malawi set over K1 billion for translocation of elephants to Nkhotakota game reserve.

Five hundred elephants were targeted with the first phase witnessing two hundred elephants being translocated.

Under the management of African Parks, Malawi has been seen being restored with the pride of having cheetahs that were wiped away by poaching.

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