10 January 2006
Chilojo Cliffs in Gonarezhou National Park.
"The 700 families will be relocated if all goes well at the end of this month," national parks spokesperson Edward Mbewe told reporters.
He said the villages fell under the proposed Gaza-Kruger- Gonarezhou Transfrontier Park (sic - Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park) on Zimbabwe's borders with Mozambique and South Africa.
"We had hoped to relocate them last month but we could not because of other logistical constraints," Mbewe said.
"The families are residing in a corridor where we would want the animals to freely move."
Mbewe said the parks authorities planned to declare the area a protected zone reserved for endangered rhinoceros species.
The transfrontier park launched four years ago will merge the Kruger National Park in South Africa, Gaza (sic - Limpopo National Park) in Mozambique and Gonarezhouin Zimbabwe to allow free movement of animals and tourists.
Mbewe did not give the specific date when the families would be moved. - Independent
Diamond Fields Advertiser - 10 January 2006Correspondent in Harare
29 December 2015Environmental education through film
If an image is worth a thousand words, then a new programme by Limpopo National Park’s Community Department should speak volumes. Late in October, more than five dozen local children attended the firead more
22 December 2015Great Limpopo benefits spill over borders
After 13 years, initially focusing on the establishment of the core area, the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area is ready to extend the benefits to its neighbours.read more
18 December 2015Ezemvelo – passionately protecting our rhinos
As the region that possesses the rhino population with the farthest reaching genetic pool, the protection of rhino in KwaZulu-Natal is of critical importance to ensure the viability of future rhino poread more
15 December 2015Cross-border collaboration strengthens counter-poaching efforts in Mozambique
As part of its commitment to further bilateral cooperation with Mozambique in the war against wildlife crime, South Africa presented Mozambique with a donation of equipment to the value of R2 660 000read more
14 December 2015Anglo American continues its support of young marginalised South African women
The Board of Trustees of the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund Trust has announced that the fund will donate a further R350 000 to SA College for Tourism. Anglo American’s involvement, through the Chread more
11 December 2015Education, dedication and commitment are key if conservation in Africa is to succeed
As the year draws to a close, the Southern African Wildlife College’s (SAWC) students were once again recognized for their achievements. The Higher Education and Training (HET) Wildlife Area Managread more
8 December 2015CEO's 2015 year-end message
The Dutch and Swedish postcode lotteries maintained their unwavering support of Peace Parks Foundation's work and we are grateful to them and to the very many other donors who continue to fund transfrread more
2 December 2015HRH Prince Harry visits the Southern African Wildlife College
The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) was privileged to be included in HRH Prince Harry’s visit to South Africa as part of a Royal Tour, which included stops in Lesotho, Cape Town, Durban, thread more
1 December 2015Esri Africa User Conference a success
The first ever Esri Africa User Conference was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 11 – 13 November 2015. The event was attended by 1 200 delegates over the course of the threread more
25 November 2015Crowning another successful year
SA College for Tourism (SACT) ended its Crystal Anniversary Year on a high note on Friday, 20 November, when it celebrated the graduation of 89 young women and 16 young men from rural southern Africa,read more