Projects

Zimparks coordinates and cooperates with numerous stakeholders in a variety of projects that promote conservation. Over and above the scientific services research efforts with, there are numerous project updates and research material. Most of the following updates are from Painted Dog Hwange:

Special Project Update June 2013

National Leopard Project Introduction

National Leopard Project Introduction Click here to view full article

Project update March 2012

Project update March 2012 Click here to view full article

Painted Dog End of Year Report 201

Painted Dog End of Year Report 2011 Click here to view full articlext.

Project update July - August 201

Project update July – August 2011 Click here to view full article

Project update May - June 2011

Project update May – June 2011 Click here to view full article

Project Update - April 2011

Project Update – April 2011 Click here to view full article

Painted Dog End of Year Report 2010

Painted Dog End of Year Report 2010  Click here to view full article

Zebras in the mist - January 2011

Zebras in the mist – January 2011  Click here to view full article

Fire in the Gonarezhou National Park

Fire in the Gonarezhou National Park Click here to view full article

Painted dog project update May - June 2010

Painted dog project update May – June 2010 Click here to view full article

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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.