Zimbabwe Protects Wildlife With Coal Mining Ban in National Parks

Zimbabwe's government has banned all mining in national parks, one day after environmental rights lawyers went to court to ban a Chinese firm from exploring for coal in the country's biggest game reserve. Authorities in Zimbabwe had previously granted Chinese-owned Tongmao Coal Company a licence to explore for coal in Hwange National Park, home to around 45,000 elephants and thousands of other species, including the black rhinoceros.

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