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Zimbabwe Shifts From Mere Cultivation for Export to Medical Cannabis

– The African nation shifts focus, licensing companies to produce cannabis-based medicine for domestic use. John Cassim HARARE, Zimbabwe – The Medicines Control Association of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has announced the licensing of a small number of pharmaceutical companies to manufacture cannabis-based drugs. This development comes several years after Zimbabwe issued permits to 60 cannabis farmers, a move […]

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New Tourism Complex In Hwange National Park More Than 65% Complete.

– The new complex will serve as a high-security checkpoint equipped with smart camera technology to bolster efforts against wildlife trafficking John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Construction of the Hwange One-Stop Pavilion for Wildlife Information and Services in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park is now more than 65% complete, according to Minister of Environment, Climate and

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Zimbabwe Launches Village Auctions to Shield Farmers from Drought and Predatory Buyers

·  Zimbabwe faces its worst drought in 40 years, threatening nearly 1.5 million cattle and pushing desperate farmers to sell to unscrupulous buyers for rock-bottom prices. ·  The Ministry of Agriculture unveils Village Business Units (VBUs) – ward-level auction centres offering fair prices, essential services, and a path to survival for Zimbabwe’s farmers. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – In a

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Akashinga’s Wadzanai Munemo: A Ranger Who Redefines Conservation Leadership

-Mother, Ranger Supervisor, Leader: How Wadzanai Paved the Way for Women in Zimbabwe’s Conservation Efforts -World Female Ranger Week Spotlights Unsung Heroes Like Wadzanai, Who Protect Wildlife and Inspire Change John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – As Zimbabwe joins the global celebration of World Female Ranger Week (June 23-26), ConserveZim shines a light on Wadzanai Munemo,

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Zimbabwe Faces Increased Desertification and Droughts

John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe joined the international community on June 17th in commemorating Desertification and Drought Day. The nation’s Agricultural Minister, Dr. Anxious Masuka, issued a stark warning: Up to 17% of Zimbabwe’s land could become barren by 2050 due to persistent droughts. Minister Masuka emphasized the urgency of implementing drought mitigation measures. In

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Hwange Heroes: Guardians Empowered to Protect Wildlife and Communities

– These community volunteers, drawn from local villages and often including village elders, actively patrol their areas and play a crucial role in promoting coexistence. Staff Reporter Hwange, Zimbabwe – A new chapter unfolds for human-wildlife coexistence in Hwange District, Zimbabwe’s wildlife haven. Fourteen dedicated individuals from Tsholotsho, Lupane, and Matetsi communities have recently graduated from an

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Together We Rise: Zimbabwe Urges Climate Empowerment at Bonn

Tatenda Mutasa The 60th session of the Bonn Climate Change Conference, hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), kicked off on June 3 and concludes on, June 13. Zimbabwean government officials, including Professor Prosper Matondi, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Wildlife, are actively participating in discussions on

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Buffalo Relocation Aims to Curb Foot and Mouth Disease Threat to Livestock in Zimbabwe

This is an important exercise since these animals are associated with Foot and Mouth Disease and there are a lot of communities around, a government official said. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – In a bid to curb the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) from stray buffaloes to domestic livestock in communities near Eaglemont

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Understanding Low Water Levels in Lake Kariba and Their Impact on Electricity Generation

John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – News reports often express concern about low water levels in Lake Kariba. Sometimes, these reports lead to misconception about Zambia and Zimbabwe’s capacity to produce electricity yet Lake Kariba has water. The two countries share the Zambezi River and Lake Kariba, managed by the Zambezi River Authority a Bi-National organization.

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Transboundary Survey Reveals Declining Hippo Population Along Zambezi River

Ndanatsiwa Tagwireyi The first transboundary hippo survey between Zimbabwe and Zambia, conducted along the Zambezi River, has revealed a significant decline in hippopotamus populations due to droughts and human activities. In October 2022, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) supported a survey along a 262-kilometer stretch of the river. The survey documented 1,424 hippos in Zimbabwe

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