Zambia Lifts 20-Month Hunting Ban Amid Financial Struggles

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Wild animals are now once again fair game in Zambia, as the African country recently lifted a 20-month ban on safari hunting. According to Phys.org, the ban was put into place in January, 2013 due to allegations of corruption in the awarding of government hunting concessions, along with fears over the future of the country’s big cat population. But it seems holding off on the hunt has been too much for Zambia’s government coffers to bear, as the government says its revenue is suffering. “We lost too much revenue following the ban on hunting and the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) had a lot of financial problems,” Zambian Tourism Minister, Jean Kapata told AFP.

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