To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his counterpart in Zambia on the proposed cull of hippos by trophy hunters on the Luangwa river.
21 February 2019
We are aware of the proposal for a cull of hippos on the Luangwa River in Zambia. Our High Commissioner has raised the matter with the Zambian Government. The importance of protecting wildlife was discussed with the Minister of Tourism and Arts at the October 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London. Our High Commissioner also discussed conservation issues with President Lungu in November 2018.