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Charcoal Production Threatens Hwange Forests.

Massive charcoal production is one of the activities which that is threatening Hwange forests. The production is a result of power cuts and the increase of electricity tariffs which is affecting the economically burdened country. Hwange district which boasts of Mopani-rich forests is environmentally damaged by loggers who produce charcoal. Charcoal syndicates are racking huge …

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Wildlife Ranger Challenge Launched

Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) Anti-poaching Unit Team and the Hwange National Park Buffer Zone have joined more than 150 ranger teams across Africa in participating in the 2021 Wildlife Ranger Challenge. The wildlife Ranger challenge is a multi-million-dollar fundraising initiative culminating on 18 September and supporting thousands of men and women on the frontline of …

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A Success story of a protected Wetland

Protecting local wetlands is a vital and important project which benefits the communities environmentally.   Kasibo Dam was built in 2017 after World Vision helped the Kasibo community to protect a Wetland that has been lying idle for years. A Wetland is a distinct ecosystem that is flooded by water, either permanently or seasonally. The protection of Wetland and …

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Human activities a threat to Hwange Wetlands

The importance of wetlands has been underestimated within Zimbabwe for a long time. Wetlands are part of the aquatic ecosystems and their ecological systems are being ignored by most communities. Although the wetlands are a critical part of our natural environment in reducing the impacts of floods, absorbing pollutants and improving water quality, natural and human activities …

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