Just in case you missed it – on Friday we announced the exciting news that African Parks signed a 20-year agreement with the Government of Zimbabwe for the management of Matusadonha National Park! This spectacular park is the sixteenth park to fall under our management, and the first within Zimbabwe. Proclaimed a National Park in 1975, this vast 1,470 km2 landscape stretches from the Matusadonha hills down to the shores of Lake Kariba and was once a conservation stronghold for elephants, lions and black rhinos until rampant poaching decimated populations.
But the signing of the agreement on Friday was significant in realising a shared vision between African Parks and Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority to work together to restore Matusadonha as one of southern Africa’s leading protected areas.
We are deeply grateful to our new partners at Zimparks and we are so excited and optimistic about what this new partnership holds.
To read the full press release, click the link: https://bit.ly/2r4STNU.
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