The Pafuri-Sengwe inaugural Joint Park Managers Committee (JPMC) met on the 14thof June 2018 at Swimuwini Camp, Mabalauta, Gonarezhou National Park. The JPMC comprised of officials from Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. It is a combination of managers from Protected Areas and local communities’ representatives. The forum is an attempt by the GLTP Joint Management Board to facilitate interaction of the three GLTFCA partner countries at a local level. The JPMC is expected to become the conduit to joint operations and law enforcement, tourism and community development.

At this meeting, it was noted that the creation of an enabling policy environment is a key in implementing joint operations and unlocking tourism potential of the TFCA. It was also highlighted that the success of this forum rests on the official gazetting of a border crossing point between Zimbabwe and South Africa in the GLTFCA region.


Zimparks nabs two cyanide smugglers

Two serial cyanide smugglers and a habitual poacher were nabbed last week by a crack-unit of game rangers from Zimparks aided by members of the police force. Through intelligence, the crack-unit first apprehended one of the country’s most wanted poachers followed by the cyanide smugglers within a period of two days.

Zimparks spokesperson Mr Tinashe Farawo confirmed the development.
“We raided them at Guruve Hotel in Mashonaland Central province, Daniel Chidawo and Meadow Kamuchenje (ages not given) were found in possession of 7kg of cyanide poison,” he said.

“Jabulani Ndengeza (age not given) was arrested early this year after being found in possession of 20kg of ivory,” he said.

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Vacancy – Risk Officer (D3)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the above challenging position.

 Duties of the Position

The position which reports to the Internal Audit Manager and is based at Head Office requires a person with the following attributes:-

  • University degree in Commerce and or Accounting, Auditing  and Risk Management or Equivalent qualification,
  • A Professional  qualification such as CIS,ACCA,CIMA or CIS,
  • Risk Management experience (minimum of three years) part of which include the ability to identify new risks facing the institution  with significant management responsibilities,
  • Experience in Strategic and Business Planning, rollout of a risk management methodology and
  • Use of tools and techniques for the evaluation ,presentation and maintenance of strategic and operational risks  workshops and interviews,
  • Candidate must be matured and be able to handle highly confidential information,
  • Good interpersonal and leadership  skills,
  • Proficiency in MS Office,

Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the Authority’s risk management function
  • Manage the implementation of all aspects of the risk  function including processes, tools and systems to identify ,assess, measure, monitor  and report risks,
  • Formulate standards ,design ,conducts , and coordinaterisk programmes,
  • Participates in identification of potential risks to the organisation and advises management in order to safeguard company assets,
  • Manages or conducts performance reviews ,operational ,financial, information technology and compliance audits,
  • Prepares and monitors budgets for the Risk Department
  • Any other duties as assigned by superior.

Interested candidates possessing the requisite specification are invited to submit their applications including up to date CVs to:

Human Resources Manager

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

P O Box CY 140



Or hand deliver to Records Section on or before 22ndJune 2018

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Zimbabwe is hosting the 3rd meeting of the African Expects on the WHC

The World Heritage Committee is an intergovernmental committee for the protection of natural and cultural heritage. Zimbabwe is hosting the 3rd meeting of the African Expects on the WHC from the 4th of June to the 8th 2018.

State parties attending are Angola ,Burkina Faso,Tanzania,Uganda. South Africa and Zimbabwe.The meeting is meant to discuss the agenda iterms in preparations of the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee to be held in Manama Bahrain.

Zimparks – Mushandike College Graduates 6 New Officers

From Left to right  –  Mr. E. Katiyo,  Ms.R. Makuva, Mr. C. Chaitezvi, Mr. D. Guri,

Ms. I. Mutize and Mr. Munetsi.

Zimparks rolls out 6 proffessional  officers who graduated at Mushandike College of Wildlife in Para-Military skills training. The crew comprises 2 Female officers and 4 males from various disciplines.  The function was graced by the Principal Mr. D Chitupa and guest of honour Mr. T. Kuguyo representing the Director General – Mr. F.U Mangwanya.

The team completed intense para-military skills training in the shortest period of time and it marks the entry of new blood, skill set in the organisation to achieve its future endevours.

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Zimparks guns down hippo in Nyanyadzi

August 31, 2017August 31, 2017
Inset from Zimpapers. THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last week shot dead a hippopotamus that was damaging winter wheat in Nyanyadzi. The hippo, which had a calf, is believed to have escaped from Save Conservancy. ZPWMA ordered the shooting of the hippos after traditional leaders in the area reported that it was damaging crops and endangering lives. ZPWMA officer, Mr John Danfa, said they were still hunting for the calf which is believed to have found habitat along Save River. “Usually hippos move up and down rivers during the rainy season. We believe the two escaped from Save Valley Conservancy. They were both females and they do not usually click if there is no male. “They are believed to have separated. We received reports from traditional leaders in Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi that these hippos were feeding on wheat and crops in their fields.” “People’s lives were endangered so the authorities ordered its killing. The first time we attempted to kill it, it was in the company of so many cattle and could not do anything. Our officer teamed up with villagers to track it until last week when it was shot down in Nyanyadzi”. The officer is said to have fired 12 shots before the hippo died. The meat was shared by villagers. One of the villagers in Dirikwe village, Mr Tapiwa Munyati, said: “This hippo was becoming a threat to human lives in the area. It was being spotted near homes at night. “There are vegetable gardens along one of Save River’s tributaries where it was being spotted.“We were told that hippos do not like light and the danger was that lives would have been lost.” “A villager survived death by a whisker recently when the hippo strayed into his homestead.“He went out of his house to investigate when his dogs were barking. He had a torch and the hippo advanced towards him. “Fortunately he managed to escape the attack and notified other villagers and the village head. We are appealing to the responsible authorities to make sure that the remaining one is also killed,” said Mr Munyati.