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.