ABOUT LOWER ZAMBEZI - MANA POOLS
A massive wildlife sanctuary straddling a mighty river
This transfrontier conservation area lies in the Zambezi Valley, which since the dawn of time has been used by wildlife as a thoroughfare between the escarpment and the Zambezi River.
Measuring 17 745km², the Lower Zambezi-Mana Pools TFCA is composed of the Lower Zambezi National Park (4,092 km²) in Zambia, and the Mana Pools National Park in northern Zimbabwe (2,196 km²).
Transfrontier Conservation Area
Although this Transfrontier Conservation Area is currently still in a conceptual phase, Peace Parks Foundation played a key role in preparing all supporting documentation, preparatory work and a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) that have been finalised and presented to the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia so as to formalise the TFCA.
WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Mana Pools is a World Heritage Site based on its wildness and beauty, together with a wide range of large mammals, birds and aquatic wildlife. Mana means ‘four’ in the local Shona language and refers to four large pools inland from the Zambezi River. These pools, designated as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 2013, are the remnant ox-bow lakes that the River had carved out thousands of years ago as it changed its course. Hippo, crocodile and a wide variety of aquatic birds are associated with the pools.
DONORS AND PARTNERSSupporting Lower Zambezi-Mana Pools
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