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From Conflict to Cooperation As ZIMOZA TFCA Paves the Way for a Sustainable Future

John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – In a momentous occasion for regional cooperation, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Zambia signed the ZIMOZA Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) Memorandum of Agreement yesterday. This landmark agreement marks a new era of collaboration aimed at enhancing conservation efforts and fostering socio-economic development within the region. The signing ceremony, held in Harare, brought together Zimbabwean President Dr. Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mozambican President Filipe […]

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Hippos (Hippopotamus): Facts to Know About the River Horse

John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Did you know that hippos can run so fast that at times they are airborne, according to research by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), as reported by the media in the United Kingdom (UK)? Hippos, unlike other land animals such as elephants, horses, and rhinos, exclusively trot when moving, making

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Displaced and Disconnected: The BaTonga Conservation Culture Under Threat in Zimbabwe

-Those cultural practices, whether they have to do with nature and conservation, or our day’s lifestyle, they got diluted By John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe The BaTonga people of Zimbabwe have long been admired for their deep respect for their language, traditions, and the natural world around them. However, the construction of the Kariba Dam in

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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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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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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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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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The UN General Assembly Has Declared May 24 As The International Day Of The Markhor “screw-horned goat.”

Once believed to be on the brink of extinction, the markhor population has gradually increased, doubling in a couple of decades since 2014. Staff Reporter The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed May 24 as the International Day of the Markhor. This resolution, sponsored by Pakistan and eight other countries, aims to raise awareness and promote the conservation

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Zambia to host the KAZA TFCA Summit: A Focus on Sustainable Development in Southern Africa

– The summit is expected to attract over 400 delegates, including policymakers, decision-makers, and technical experts from the member states.  Staff Reporter Lusaka, Zambia – Zambia takes center stage for conservation efforts in Southern Africa this month as the country prepares to host the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) Heads of State Summit. 

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Botswana Acts With Boldness: Pumps Water In Dry River To Rescue Stranded Hippos

– Local conservation efforts, spearheaded by the Maun-based Save Wildlife Conservation Fund, are pumping water into the lagoon and providing daily sustenance to the hippos.  – The crisis is particularly acute at the Nxaraga lagoon near Maun, where over 200 hippos are stranded due to receding water levels.  Staff Reporter, in Gaborone Botswana Botswana’s wildlife faces a

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