The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park Ministerial Committee meeting held in Maputo recently made several decisions which include the incorporation of the Greater Libombos Conservancy (GLC) as part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) to enhance biodiversity conservation and community development.
Zimbabwe has a reputation for innovation in wildlife conservation over the last decades, introducing, for example, the ground-breaking CAMPFIRE programme in the 1980s for community based conservation. In March 2017 Zimbabwe again exhibited initiative as the Gonarezhou Conservation Trust (GCT) became operational.
In a very exciting move towards developing Zinave National Park, seven elephants undertook a 1 500 km journey from the Maremani Nature Reserve near Mussina in South Africa. The elephant were kindly donated by the reserve to support the further restocking of Zinave National Park.