African Parks signs Agreement with Zimbabwe Parks to take over Management of Matusadona National Park
We are very pleased to share that African Parks has just signed a 20-year agreement with the Government of Zimbabwe for the management of Matusadona National Park.
This is the 16th park to fall under their management, and the first within Zimbabwe. Matusadona is a spectacular 1,470 km2 landscape, that stretches from the Matusadona mountains down to the shores of Lake Kariba. Proclaimed a National Park in 1975, it was once a conservation stronghold for elephants, lions and black rhinos and a sought-after tourism destination.
African Parks in partnership with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority will implement management strategies to secure Matusadona, restore its wildlife populations, boost tourism and promote socio-economic growth which will enable communities to derive long-term benefits.