conservation research

Conservation Management Plans

Park Planning falls under Terrestrial Research unit. It is mandated by the Five year Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Strategic Plan (2019 - 2023) to spearhead the formulation and updating of Protected Area Management Plans and Species Specific Management and Strategic Plans.

PAMP's have 10 and SSMSP's 5 year life spans to accommodate the dynamics that do occur on a day to day basis in terms of habitat changes, land use/ land cover changes, climate change, improvements in research methods both data collection tools and methods, land governance and policy among other factors.

Plans and Strategic documents are critical in dispelling conflict that might possibly be triggered by not having strategic direction in resource use and allocation, acts as blue prints to guide on decision making and bankable documents that attract investment opportunities, donor funding and partnerships to stimulate growth.