Zimbabwe's giant elephant problem

Villagers move to stop herds ruining crops as government conservation bid continues.

    Zimbabwe is home to more than 100,000 elephants - while the country says it has the capacity to accomodate only half that number. 

    Many villagers are complaining that raids by wild herds are wreaking havoc to their crop fields and livelihoods, so they are taking the initiative to safeguard their property.

    But a controversial government scheme called Campfire, which aims to conserve the animals, is proving to be a heavy setback to their efforts.  

    Haru Mutasa reports from Zambezi Valley.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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