The country that was home to Cecil the lion is cracking down on trophy hunters in hopes of preventing similar tragic deaths.
Zimbabwe's Parks & Wildlife Management Authority announced a stringent new set of hunting restrictions this weekend designed to halt the illegal poaching of lions and other large animals.
"The Authority will not hesitate to arrest, prosecute and ban for life any persons including professional hunters, clients and landowners who are caught on the wrong side of the law," Edison Chidziya, director-general of the parks authority, said in a statement.
He also announced that all lion, elephant and leopard hunting has been banned in areas outside Hwange National Park, Cecil's home. Hunters are also banned from using bows, which took Cecil's life, effective immediately.