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Zvimba and Chinhoyi community members that took a two day fisheries training course…

The Minister of Environment Tourism and Hospitality Industry Priscah Mupfumira recently handed out certificates of completion to Zvimba and Chinhoyi community members that took a two day fisheries training course facilitated by Zimparks at Lake Chivero earlier this week.

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Poaching activities decline

Poaching activities have dropped sharply as only 12 elephants have been killed so far this year – compared to an annual average of 100 jumbos – owing to heightened inter-agency anti-poaching patrols.

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) public relations manager Mr Tinashe Farawo recently told The Sunday Mail that the authorities are making tireless efforts to preserve precious wildlife.

“The reasons for the decrease is that we increased effective patrols. We also engaged other Government departments and it massively helped in deterring poachers.

“We do awareness campaigns through engagement with the communities because that is where the animals are, so the people within communities are made to appreciate animals through the campaigns,” said Mr Farawo.

“Intelligence gathering, tracking, radio communication, bush craft and weaponry are the other methods we have embraced to eliminate poaching,” he said.

Ivory recovered from the poached elephants, Mr Farawo said, was also higher than a year ago notwithstanding the decline in poaching activities.

“We managed to recover 40 pieces of ivory this year compared to last year, where 30 pieces were recovered.

“Of the 12 elephants, 10 were gunned down, while two were poisoned.

Zimparks believes there is still need for more resources to be channelled towards eliminating the scourge.

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Zimparks Says Poaching Has Fallen Due To Increased Patrols

Poaching activities in the country are said to have dropped sharply compared to previous years. Reports indicate that only 12 elephants have been killed by poachers so far this year compared to an average of 100 elephants a year. Speaking to the Sunday Mail, Zimparks public relations manager Tinashe Farawo said

“The reasons for the decrease is that we increased effective patrols. We also engaged other Government departments and it massively helped in deterring poachers.

We do awareness campaigns through engagement with the communities because that is where the animals are, so the people within communities are made to appreciate animals through the campaigns.”

Intelligence gathering, tracking, radio communication, bushcraft and weaponry are the other methods we have embraced to eliminate poaching.

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VACANCY – CLAIMS ASSESSOR (C3)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the above position which is based at Head Office under Parksmed Health fund department. The incumbent will report to the Membership & Claims Executive – Parksmed.

Duties (Responsibilities)

  • Processing and adjudication of claims
  • Identify and eliminate fraudulent claims,
  • Analyses claims for payment,
  • Regulatory requirements and costs,
  • Identifies potential non – disclosure or misrepresentation and investigates the cases where necessary,
  • Review claim forms for necessary detail to be included,

Qualifications

  • Degree/Diploma in General Nursing or any other relevant qualification
  • 5 years experience in claims assessing
  • Vast knowledge on claims processing
  • Good analytical skill
  • Computer literacy

 Interested candidates should submit their written applications together with detailed CVs to:

The Human resources Manager

         Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

         P.O box CY 140

         Causeway, Harare

             Email: tmashingaidze@zimparks.org.zw

 Or hand deliver to Head Office’s Registry Section on or before the 20thNovember 2018.

 

The ‘painted wolves’ of Zimbabwe

 

Nick Dyer images …

They are stunning; there’s no question. And the name, “painted wolves”, seems so apt.

Their dappled tan and black fur, shot through with flashes of white, dazzles in the sunlight.You’re going to become very familiar with these creatures; you may even fall in love with them, because they will feature in David Attenborough’s new blockbuster TV series, Dynasties.

The BBC spent months filming the endangered African wild dogs of Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, and wildlife photographer Nick Dyer says viewers will be enthralled by the result.

The former London fund manager and marketing executive now dedicates his time and his camera to promoting the animals’ conservation, walking with three packs as they roam the floodplain of the Zambezi River.

“During the day, they’re mostly asleep but when they wake up, they leap and dance with absolute joy,” he tells me. “They have this great social bonding thing we call a greeting ceremony. They’re so full of play, especially with their pups, so they’re always chasing and pulling each other’s tails, which is really great fun to watch.”

The first thing you need to know about painted wolves is that they’re not wolves, nor, as their more boring name suggests, are they dogs.

Zimparks Vacancy – SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER (D1)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the above senior position in the Human Resources Department. The incumbent will be based at the Head Office reporting to the Human Resources Manager & Chaplaincy.

The incumbent’s Key Result Areas are as follows:

  • Assist the Human Resources Manager and Chaplaincy in formulating environmental and occupational policies that promotes Health and Safety facets at the workplace
  • Provides momentum in the running of the Health and Safety programmes in liaison with the Authority Clinics, Parksmed and other stakeholders
  • Engagement and management of Occupational hazards and other stakeholders’ involvement in such programmes e.g. promotion of HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns & other relevant trainings
  • Investigates diseases outbreaks & plans pest control programmes in Malaria/Tsetse zones so as to safeguard the human capital from the effects thereof
  • Advises, recommends to management and facilitates on matters relating to Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety programmes in the Authority e.g. specific protective clothing
  • Preparing budgets, work plans; marketing and publicity of the Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety
  • Processes funeral assistance to bereaved staff, plans farewell parties for retirees
  • Compiles information on work related accidents and recommends appropriate action
  • Responsible for the general ambience of the Authority premises including Offices, Canteen and Grounds

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES

The incumbent must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • A Degree/Higher Diploma or equivalent in Environmental, Health, Safety and Welfare (Occupational Studies) or any other relevant equivalent qualification
  • Minimum experience of two (2) years in the above mentioned disciplines
  • Computer Literacy, Good Communication skills – (written and oral ), Inter-personal skills, Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience in working with Occupational Environmental, Health, Safety and Welfare facets is an added advantage

Interested candidates should submit their written applications and up to date CVs to:

The Human Resources Manager & Chaplaincy

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

P.O. Box CY

Causeway

Harare

No later than 14 November 2018

Zimparks Vacancy – SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER (D1)

SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER   (D1)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the above senior position in the Human Resources Department. The incumbent will be based at the Head Office reporting to the Human Resources Manager & Chaplaincy.

The incumbent’s Key Result Areas are as follows:

  • Assist the Human Resources Manager and Chaplaincy in formulating environmental and occupational policies that promotes Health and Safety facets at the workplace
  • Provides momentum in the running of the Health and Safety programmes in liaison with the Authority Clinics, Parksmed and other stakeholders
  • Engagement and management of Occupational hazards and other stakeholders’ involvement in such programmes e.g. promotion of HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns & other relevant trainings
  • Investigates diseases outbreaks & plans pest control programmes in Malaria/Tsetse zones so as to safeguard the human capital from the effects thereof
  • Advises, recommends to management and facilitates on matters relating to Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety programmes in the Authority e.g. specific protective clothing
  • Preparing budgets, work plans; marketing and publicity of the Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety
  • Processes funeral assistance to bereaved staff, plans farewell parties for retirees
  • Compiles information on work related accidents and recommends appropriate action
  • Responsible for the general ambience of the Authority premises including Offices, Canteen and Grounds

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES

The incumbent must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • A Degree/Higher Diploma or equivalent in Environmental, Health, Safety and Welfare (Occupational Studies) or any other relevant equivalent qualification
  • Minimum experience of two (2) years in the above mentioned disciplines
  • Computer Literacy, Good Communication skills – (written and oral ), Inter-personal skills, Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience in working with Occupational Environmental, Health, Safety and Welfare facets is an added advantage

Interested candidates should submit their written applications and up to date CVs to:

The Human Resources Manager & Chaplaincy

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

P.O. Box CY

Causeway

Harare

No later than 14 November 2018

Five suspected poachers arrested

Zimparks Investigation team in collaboration with Harare Minerals Flora and Fauna Unit (HMFFU) on 24/10/18 managed to arrest five suspected ivory dealers who were in possession of 3 ivory tasks in West Gate Harare.

Zimparks spokesperson Mr Tinashe Farawo said the suspects are Active Chiruugwi(42), Takudzwa Jeke (25), Washington Machiwe ( 38), William Jeke  (20), Rumbidzai Kalo(33) are being charged for violating the Parks and Wildlife Act, that is unlawful possession or trading in ivory.

Police received a tip off from a reliable sources who supplied Zimpark’s officials with information that led to the arrest of the five.

They are expected to appear in court soon.

Dynamos received a major boost to their pre-season preparations

Dynamos received a major boost to their pre-season preparations after striking a deal with Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks), which will see the team go on a five-day training camp in Nyanga.

ZimParks public relations manager Tinashe Farawo confirmed the development, revealing that negotiations for a long-term partnership were underway.

“We are very excited to be partnering Dynamos in their pre-season preparations and we hope this is the beginning of bigger things to come as we are eager to have a long-term partnership that will bring benefits to both institutions,” said Farawo.

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Zimparks guns down hippo in Nyanyadzi

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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.