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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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El Niño-induced Drought Chews Up 55% of Zimbabwe’s Seed Cotton Production

– The season has been challenging, characterized by a late and false start to the rains, followed by prolonged dry spells John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA) in Zimbabwe has revealed that the El Niño-induced drought contributed to a significant 55% drop in the country’s seed cotton production this year. AMA’s Chief Executive

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Zimbabwe Faces Degrading Land, UN Officials Urge Action

– Quizzes and discussions were held, and the school children demonstrated their knowledge and enthusiasm for changing the status quo.  John Cassim Ahead of World Environment Day on June 5th, with a theme focused on Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience, environmental officials in Zimbabwe highlighted the challenges the nation faces and called for action. “The

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A Race Against the Flames: Zimbabwe Aims for Lower Veld Fire Devastation

-This year, the stakes are even higher. With the 2024 National Veld Fire Week launching a bit behind schedule on May 15th, the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) is setting a new target, to burn less than 700,000 hectares. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Despite a valiant effort in 2023, Zimbabwe fell slightly short of its ambitious

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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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Zimbabwe Grapples with Climate Change as State of the World Population Report for Zimbabwe is Launched

– Heat exacerbates maternal and neonatal health outcomes, increasing the likelihood of stillbirths, UNFPA has warned. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwean government has revealed its ongoing efforts to strengthen emergency preparedness and response to climate change-induced disasters, which have continued to disrupt access to health services. Zimbabwean Health Minister Dr. Douglas Mombeshora hinted

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A New Chinese bulk fertilizer blending plant has been commissioned in Zimbabwe

– Zimbabwe requires 300,000 tonnes of top dressing and 300,000 tonnes of basal dressing but due to limited production locally, most of the fertiliser is imported. A new bulk fertiliser blending plant, with a capacity of 300 tonnes per day, has been commissioned in Norton, located 45 kilometers southwest of the capital, John Cassim reports

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Blessing in disguise as climate change-induced demand for green energy places Zimbabwe’s lithium mining at the top

– The increased demand for green minerals, as well as the electrification and decarbonization thrust driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is primarily fuelled by lithium, President Mnangagwa said. John Cassim Lithium open cast mining at Kamativi. Harare, Zimbabwe – The global demand for green energy as a climate change mitigation measure has positioned Zimbabwean lithium

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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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