In the vast expanse of Zimbabwe’s lowveld, a silent crisis is unfolding that threatens one of the region’s most dominant indigenous trees—the mopane tree (Colophospermum mopane).
World Water Day is celebrated on March 22nd every year to raise awareness about the importance of freshwater and the need for sustainable management of water resources. This day is an opportunity to highlight the challenges faced by millions of people around the world who lack access to clean water
Twenty-six families from Nyangambe Communal Area in Ward 23, Chiredzi North have benefited from an apiculture project being implemented under the Resilience through Accelerating New Community-based Holistic Outcomes for Resource Sustainability (Resilience ANCHORS) programme.
Through a workshop held at Nyangambe Secondary School recently, over thirty villagers from Nyangambe Communal Area were taught on the need to conserve vultures as well as their importance in ecosystem sustainability. The workshop which was facilitated by a UKZN, SA PhD student Kudzanai Sandra Dhliwayo was held following the 2022 International Vulture Awareness Day celebrations under the theme “Help Save Vultures.”
Human to wildlife conflicts in areas surrounding wildlife parks and safari areas have remained a perennial challenge. Severe cases of hyena attack which have occurred in successive years in Zaka have raised concerns on the need to find lasting solutions to reduce the recurrence of similar extreme cases.
A multi-stakeholder approach to environmental conservation is critical for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals on environmental issues. The church is also a vital cog in promoting the protection of the planet from degradation so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations; in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Zimbabwe Environmental Club (ZEC) on Friday celebrated Earth day at a children’s home in Harare with a tree planting exercise. The organisation described its inaugural programmeas a harbinger of related action-oriented environmental awareness programmes to come.
Animal rights activists have called for a ban on trophy hunting and imposition of embargoes on trophy trade. This has become a subject of debate between some conservationists and animal rights activists. Others have even described trophy hunting as blessing in disguise, and some have seen it as an evil practice, “how can killing of an animal help the survival of its species?”