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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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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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IFAW Brings Africa’s next generation into the conservation discourse

Phillip Kuvawoga – IFAW Director of Landscape Conservation Want to help save wildlife? Imagine growing up on the border of a protected wilderness area in East or southern Africa. You probably see zebras, impalas, or kudus on your way to school. These animals ordinarily don’t harm people, but what about larger animals like elephants and

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IFAW Collaborates with ZimParks to Combat Wildlife Crime Using Dogs in Zimbabwe

John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – In a bid to fortify efforts against wildlife crime, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) has welcomed its newest recruits, two eager puppies named Themba and Wana, into the K9 unit.  These young canines mark a significant stride in the ongoing partnership between ZimParks and the International Fund for Animal

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The death of ‘Washy’ a cherished painted dog in Zimbabwe triggers revival of emergency help lines.

-The carcass bore a snare wound, serving as a grim reminder of the persistent threats posed by humans who set up snares in the area. John Cassim The tragic death of Washy, a cherished member of the Mpindothela Pack of painted dogs, in Mabale, Hwange, recently underscored the vital role of community vigilance in safeguarding

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Cycles help safeguard students from wildlife attacks in Zimbabwe

School girls from communities that surround Hwange National Park smile after receiving bicycles from IFAW and ZimParks under the Riding for Conservation and Education initiative Hwange, Zimbabwe – The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in conjunction with Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) has donated 100 bicycles to students who walk long distances

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Hundred elephants reported dead owing to an El Nino induced drought in Zimbabwe

– the extended dry season has reduced once abundant water holes, to muddy puddles hence elephants are walking long distances in search of water. John Cassim An elephant carcass at Hwange National Park recently. Elephants are dying due to lack of water owing to an El Niño phenomenon that has affected the 45 000 strong

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COP28: IFAW believes that wild animals are essential to halting global warming. 

– Wild animals aid in the absorption and storage of more carbon by the environment, safeguard the carbon already stored there, and stop it from being released into the atmosphere.  Staff Writer Dubai, United Arab Emirates – According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), there is a growing understanding of the significance of

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Zimbabwe introduce a wildlife law diploma, at the University of Zimbabwe, eight years after Cecil the Lion’s death.

– This diploma is intended for officials in different governmental and non-profit organisations who work and practise with flora and fauna. John Cassim Cecil the Lion with his offsprings in Hwange National Park before he was illegally shot and killed by an American dentist in 2015 Harare, Zimbabwe – Following five years of advocacy, and

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IFAW intensifies its fight to end poaching in Zambia’s Lukusuzi National Park.

-This is a major leap forward in addressing the perennial problems of poaching of wildlife, in the MAZALA landscape. John Cassim Zambia’s Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Engineer Benjamin Paul Thole cutting the ribbon during the official opening of Chikomeni Wildlife Camp in Lukusuzi national Park. Harare, Zimbabwe – The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

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