WWF-Zimbabwe launches 5.6 million project in north west Zimbabwe
The launch was running under the theme “Community participation for sustainable biodiversity management,” as the project will link biodiversity conservation with community livelihoods. WWF Zimbabwe is excited to launch this project as it addresses many challenges that the Hwange Sanyati corridor is currently facing that include; inadequate water supply for wildlife, wild fires, poaching of wildlife and timber, human wildlife conflict, land degradation and limited livelihood options.
The HSBCP will focus on; biodiversity conservation, climate change and land degradation. It will cover Hwange National Park and most of northwestern Zimbabwe. This area falls within the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) which is home to the largest contiguous population of elephant in Africa approximately 250 000.