Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.
Earlier this month, Cecil the Lion – a local celebrity who had reached iconic status amongst visiting tourists and researchers - was lured with food out of the safe confines of a national park in Zimbabwe.
Submitted by Shawna Moos on Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:46am
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe:
Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to Commander Charles Mbao from the Zambia Wildlife Authority’s (ZAWA) Special Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU). An IFAW team is spending a few days here in Kafue National Park, one of the world’s largest parks, protected by Commander Mbao and incredibly dedicated individuals from ZAWA and our friends at Game Rangers International.