Zambia: Hippopotamus

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 1st August 2018.

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Photo of Lord Jones of Cheltenham Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Zambia about the proposal for a cull of hippos to be conducted by trophy hunters on the Luangwa River.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

The British Government is aware of the proposal for a cull of hippos on the Luangwa River in Zambia and the High Commissioner raised it with the Minister for Tourism and Arts on 27 June. The Minister of State for Africa (Harriett Baldwin MP) raised the importance of protecting wildlife with the Government of Zambia when she visited on 25 and 26 July. We are committed to co-operating with the international community to address the threats to endangered species such as hippos.

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