Stop Capturing Cheetahs for Cuban Zoo

  • By: Animal Advocates
  • Target: Namibia Ministry of Environment, Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs, Zimbabwe Environment and Natural Resources Management Department
The endangered cheetah is a protected species in Namibia, but people are allowed to remove cheetahs if they pose a threat to livestock or human life.

Cheetahs who have posed no threat or taken any livestock are being captured anyway, and will be shipped in October to a zoo in Cuba.

SOURCE: http://www.examiner.com/article/namibia-begins-trapping-wildlife-to-send-to-cuban-zoo

International trade in live animals and skins is permitted from Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Illegal trade in other parts of Africa and indiscriminate capture and removal in southern Africa continue to threaten the survival of this species.

Stop the capture and international trade of cheetahs.

Dr. Kalumbi Shangula
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Private Bag 13346
Windhoek
Namibia
Tel: 264 61 2842333
Fax: 264 61 229936
EMail: kshangula@met.gov.na, kshangula@met.na

Mr. Teofilus Nghittila
Director of Environmental Affairs
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Private Bag 13306
Windhoek
Republic of Namibia
Tel: + 264 61 284 2751
Fax: + 264 61 240 339
EMail: tnghitila@met.na, tnghitila@yahoo.com

Mr. Stevie Chilume Monna
Director, Department of Environmental Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism
Private Bag 0068
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel: + 267 3902050
Fax: + 267 3902051
EMail: smonna@gov.bw, environbotswana@gov.bw, tlphuthego@gov.bw, tlphuthego@yahoo.com

Mrs. Ingrid M. Otukile
Chief Natural Resource Officer and Head of Policies and Programmes Division
Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism
Department of Environmental Affairs Private Bag 0068
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel: + 267 3902050
Fax: + 267 3902051
EMail: iotukile@gov.bw, mpundu.chite@gmail.com, tlphuthego@gov.bw, tlphuthego@yahoo.com

Dr. Kenneth Nkowani
Director
Environment and Natural Resources Management Department
Fifth Floor Kwacha House, Cairo Road PO Box 34011
Lusaka - 10101
Zambia
Tel: + 260 1 229 416
Fax: + 260 1 229 417
EMail: kapalakonje2@yahoo.com


Mrs. Lillian E. L. Kapula
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources
3rd Floor Kwacha House, Cairo Road P.O.Box 34011
Lusaka
Zambia
Tel: + 260 229 417
Fax: + 260 229 417
EMail: psmtenr@mtenr.go.zm

The endangered cheetah is a protected species in Namibia, but people are allowed to remove cheetahs if they pose a threat to livestock or human life.

Cheetahs who have posed no threat or taken any livestock are being captured anyway, and will be shipped in October to a zoo in Cuba.

SOURCE: http://www.examiner.com/article/namibia-begins-trapping-wildlife-to-send-to-cuban-zoo

International trade in live animals and skins is permitted from Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Illegal trade in other parts of Africa and indiscriminate capture and removal in southern Africa continue to threaten the survival of this species.

Stop the capture and international trade of cheetahs.

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