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Gonarezhou National Park to get US$6 million investment

Elephants in the Hwange National Park.
Elephants in the Hwange National Park. Image by Bruce Monroe / CC BY-SA 2.0

Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe is to be transformed into a commercially viable business, with the help of US$6 million from the Frankfurt Zoological Society. The park in the lowveld of southeastern Zimbabwe is the country’s second largest wildlife sanctuary after Hwange National Park and is part of the Great Limpopo Trans-frontier Park, which includes South Africa’s Kruger National Park and Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park. The conservation project’s leader said the funding of Gonarezhou had no strings attached, and that the organisation wanted to see Zimbabwe managing its natural resources without assistance in the future. Read more: allafrica.com