1 November 2016
"For conservation in Gonarezhou, park security, community involvement and financing, the formation of the trust is a major milestone,” said Karen Laurenson, FZS acting Africa director.
FZS has supported conservation and development of Gonarezhou National Park, an integral component of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, in close collaboration with ZimParks since 2007. “The trust puts this partnership on a new footing. It may well serve as a model for management of other protected areas in Africa,” said Laurenson.
The trust also aims to create benefits and opportunities for the local communities around the park, through tourism development, job creation and educational programmes.
In the long-term, the trust aims for financial sustainability. The costs of the management of the park are to be covered completely by the revenue it generates, through tourism, for one. The park is administered by a board of trustees, with equal representation from FZS and ZimParks. A management committee will be implementing the park plan and reporting directly to the board.
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