Mana Pools in Zimbabwe launches animal protection program
Carry In Carry Out
(eTN) - The Carry In Carry Out project has been officially launched in Mana Pools in Zimbabwe. From now on, all visitors to the park will be given a rubbish bag at the Marongora Parks Office and be required to bring out their rubbish instead of leaving it for the parks officials to dispose of.
Mana Pools has the country’s biggest concentration of hippopotamuses and crocodiles and large dry season mammal populations of elephant and buffalo. It is one of the parks which offer a wilderness experience. Because it offers a wilderness experience, the park attracts international tourists from all over the world.
The facilities offered are self catering, and tourists bring their own food, which can be canned, bottled, or packed in plastic and Styrofoam containers. Naturally, these containers are thrown at refuse collection points, thus, not only creating more unnecessary work for the rangers who have to pick the litter, but causes an environmental hazard to the wildlife. It is in this regard that the Carry In Carry Out concept is being introduced.
This is an initiative that should be copied in all parks that are homes to wildlife.