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Tenders are hereby invited for the leasing and development of the following prime sites within the Parks Estate.

1. KYLE NATIONAL PARK

  •  Bompst camp
  •  Gifford camp site
  •  Popoteke Gorge site
  • Sikato camp site

 

2. CHIPINGE SAFARI AREA

  • Tanganda junction

 

3. OSBORNE DAM

  • Kingfisher on the Eastern side of the Lake

 

4. ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK

  • Chamabondo Borehole No:3

 

5. VICTORIA FALLS NATIONAL PARK

  • Victoria Falls View Point.

 

6. HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

  • Deka camp
  • Giraffe Springs

 

7. LAKE CHIVERO RECREATION PARK (North Bank)

  • Marimba Samacki Site

 

8. LAKE KARIBA RECREATIONAL PARK

  • Elephant Island

 

9. CHIZARIRA PARK

  •  Busi camping site
  • Sinompasi camping site

 

10.  MATUSADONHA NATIONAL PARK

  • Kausinga camp
  • Kanjedza Site
  • Sanyati West
  • Mhukadzapera

 

11. CHARARA SAFARI AREA

  • Chipembere Site
  • Chimwa spring

 

12. EWARNRIGG BOTANICAL GARDEN

  • Reserve/ open section breeding

 

14. CHIMANIMANI NATIONAL PARK

  • Haroni
  • Rusitu

 Tender forms in a sealed envelope clearly marked “THE NAME OF PARK AND NAME OF SITE” should be hand delivered and placed into a trunk at the reception at Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Head office at the address given below not later than 13 December 2013 on/before 4.30 pm.

 

NB: Bidders are encouraged to visit the area of interest before submitting their tenders for a more informed tendering process.

 

Kindly note that only successful bidders will be responded to.

 

The Director- General

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

Corner Borrowdale and Sandringham Drive

Botanical Gardens

Harare.

 

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The Gonarezhou Scientific Services Research Group consists of a sterling team of researchers that are involved in some great work within the National Parks Estate.

Gonarezhou National Park and Research Group

Profile and Outputs of the GNP Research Group (2006 to present)

1. Research Coordinator: Edson Gandiwa (Senior Ecologist)

Since October 2004, Edson has been working for the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority under Scientific Services. He is currently based in Gonarezhou National Park.He holds a BSc in Environmental Science and Health (first class) from NUST and MSc in Tropical Resource Ecology (merit) from UZ.

Current research: Edson is currently undertaking PhD studies at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. His research focuses on human effects on wildlife multi-species ecosystem in southern Zimbabwe, primarily on roles of bottom-up and top-down controls. Edson is also actively involved in several other on-going research projects in and around GNP.

Research interests: community ecology, fire ecology, natural resources management and socio-ecological systems.

Publications:http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NqFvFLkAAAAJ&hl=en

Contact details:Scientific Services, Gonarezhou National Park, P. Bag 7003, Chiredzi, Zimbabwe,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +263 773 490 202 or +263 772 916 988

Patience Zisadza

2. Patience Zisadza-Gandiwa (Senior Ecologist)

Patience joined the organisation in 2007 as an Ecologist for Gonarezhou National Park, working under the Scientific Services Department of Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. She is a holder of BSc in Environmental Science with Specialisation in Wildlife and Rangeland Management (Bindura University of Science Education). She upgraded her academic qualifications with MSc in Environmental Policy and Planning and several postgraduate certificates and diploma acquired outside Zimbabwe and other countries in Africa and overseas.

Current Engagements:Patienceiscarrying-out research projects on threatened vegetation communities in GNP to establish their current status and distribution. In addition, she is also investigating the socio-ecological implications of landclaims, habitat fragmentation and sustainable utilisation of wildlife resources around GNP. Patience is also a co-supervisor (with E. Gandiwa) to the 4 interns from 3 different universities, on attachment in GNP.

Research interests: Plant Ecology, Population dynamics, Application of GIS and Remote sensing in natural resource management, Landscape conservation and sustainable development

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Publications:http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BrKUd5QAAAAJ&hl=en

Internship in Gonarezhou National Park 2011-2012


Dapdhine Madhlamoto

(i)Daphine Madhlamoto(Intern)

Currently working as a Research Assistant with Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA), in Gonarezhou National Parkfor 1-year Internship as partial fulfillment of the requirements of Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Environmental Science Majoring in Wildlife and Rangeland Management at Bindura University of Science Education.

Current Engagements: Daphine is working on a research project focusing on population density and distribution of common large herbivores in Southern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. The study aims at estimating the Population density and distribution of common large herbivores across various habitats in southern GNP.The objective of the study is to estimate the population density of common large herbivores across various habitats in Southern GNP; to establish the distribution of common large herbivores across various habitats in Southern GNP and to establish the factors influencing the density and distribution of common large herbivores across various habitats in Southern GNP.The study will provide useful information for monitoring trends in the numbers and spatial distribution of common large herbivores in GNP and information to which future conservation efforts can refer-to.

Research interests: Wildlife Ecology and Population studies

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Cheryl Tinashe Mabika

(ii)Cheryl Tinashe Mabika (Intern)

Cheryl is on attachment with Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Scientific Services Department, Gonarezhou Research Unit. She works in all sections of the park in order to gain first-hand experience in every aspect of park management as partial fulfillment of the requirements of Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Degree in Wildlife and Safari Management at Chinhoyi University of Technology. My scientific research interests are plant ecology, aquatic ecology and social ecology.

The research work that she is doing is a case study for GNP and adjacent communal lands in the South East Lowveld (SEL) of Zimbabwe on the spatial heterogeneity of woody vegetation structure and composition along a protection gradient. This study seeks to determine the structure and composition of woody vegetation along a protection gradient and the spatial variability in woody vegetation density in relation to distance from the park boundary. It is also going to determine the interactions between vegetation cover and common large herbivores using spoor and indices.

Due to the increasing recognition of the role spatial pattern can play in ecosystem function and woody vegetation distribution, the need to investigate spatial heterogeneity in savanna ecosystem, particularly for protected areas like GNP is important. This study will provide useful insights into the dynamics of woody vegetation under contrasting management practices. Results of this study will contribute to a scientific body of knowledge on habitat management and also finding ways to improve community based wildlife management programs like CAMPFIRE.

Research interests: Socio-ecological systems, Community Based Natural Resource Management and Aquatic Ecology

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Patience Ruvimbo Nyabawa

(iii)Patience Ruvimbo Nyabawa (Intern)

Currently Ruvimbo is a student on attachment. She is conducting a research project in the field of plant ecology in GNP as partial fulfillment of the requirements of BSc in Environmental Science with Bindura University of Science Education. The research project started in August 2011and is expected to complete in July 2012.

The focus of the research is to investigate the influence of environmental factors on the abundance, distribution and structure of the African baobab in Gonarezhou National Park, south east Zimbabwe. This study aims to provide a better understanding of the ecology of baobabs and their status in GNP. Sheis also actively involved in both in the scientific services and park operations activities of the park, including outreach and administrative duties.

(iv)Tendai Dawn Chinho (Intern)

Currently working a student from the National University of Science and Technology on 1-year internship with Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA), Gonarezhou National Park. The industrial attachment is part of an academic training process as partial fulfillment of the requirements of Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Environmental Science with specialization in Forest and Wildlife Resources.

Current Engagements: Tendai is working on a research project focusing on habitat characterization of common hippopotamus in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. The study aims at estimating the factors influencing the density and distribution of hippo across various hippo habitats in GNP.

Inventory of Research Work, 2006 present: Gonarezhou Research Unit


Current Research Project

 

Current research projects (2012):

1.Gandiwa, E. Human effects on multispecies wildlife communities in tropical savanna ecosystem of southeast Zimbabwe.http://www.reg.wur.nl/UK/Staff/Gandiwa/

2.Gandiwa P. Threatened vegetation communities of Gonarezhou National Park: status, composition, structure and distribution

3.Gandiwa P. An investigation of factors surrounding land claims, land use and human-wildlife conflicts around GNP socio-ecological space

4.Mabika, C.T. A study on the spatial heterogeneity of woody vegetation structure and composition along a protection gradient: A case study of Gonarezhou National Park and adjacent communal lands, south-eastern Zimbabwe.

5.Nyabawa, P.R. The influence of environmental factors on the abundance, distribution and structure of African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe.

6.Madhlamoto, D. A study on the distribution and density of common large herbivores in southern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe.

7.Chinho, T. An investigation on the preferred habitats and grazing sites of the Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe.

Notes:There are several other research projects and ongoing ecological monitoring involving GNP ecologists, Interns and in collaboration with external researchers. In all the above mentioned projects, the names mentioned are the project leaders and everyone else under the GNP research unit is involved


Completed Projects

Completed projects

2011

1.Jakarasi, J. 2011. Population status and distribution of Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. BSc Thesis, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe.

2.Mango, L. 2011. Structure and composition of woody vegetation in relation to elephant density in Gonarezhou National Park, southeast, Zimbabwe. BSc Thesis, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe.

3.Chiganze, S. 2011. A study on the abundance and spatial distribution of fish eagles along the three major rivers in Gonarezhou south east Zimbabwe. DiplomaThesis, Mushandike College of Wildlife Management, Zimbabwe.

4.Chinoitezvi, E. 2011. A comparison of woody vegetation structure and composition between Save-Runde confluence and Mwenezi-Manjinji Important Bird Areas (IBA), southeast Zimbabwe. DiplomaThesis, Mushandike College of Wildlife Management, Zimbabwe.

5.Goza, D. 2011. A study of browse suitability and availability for the possible re-introduction of black rhino (Diceros bicornis) in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. DiplomaThesis, Mushandike College of Wildlife Management, Zimbabwe.

6.Mxoza, T. 2011. A study on the structure and composition of Spirostachys africana woodland in Gonarezhou National Park, southeast Zimbabwe. DiplomaThesis, Mushandike College of Wildlife Management, Zimbabwe.

7.Parakasingwa, C. 2011. An assessment of the structure and composition of riparian woodland along the major rivers in Gonarezhou National Park (Runde,Save and Mwenezi), southeast Zimbabwe. DiplomaThesis, Mushandike College of Wildlife Management, Zimbabwe.

2010

1.Chikorowondo, G. 2010. The influence of elephants and fire on the structure and composition of Androstachys johnsonii woodland in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. BScThesis, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe.

2.Matsvayi, W. 2010. An assessment of abundance, distribution and range overlap of wild ungulates and livestock in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. BScThesis, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.

3.Mpofu, E. 2010. The spatial distribution and status of baobab (Adansonia digitata) in southern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. BScThesis, Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe.

4.Tupulu, N. 2010. Structure and composition of vegetation in perennial and seasonal piospheres of Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. BScThesis, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe.

5.Sithole, D. 2010. An investigation on the distribution of alien plant species in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Diploma Thesis, Mushandike College of Wildlife Management, Zimbabwe.

2009

1.Magwati, T. 2009. Impact of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) on Acacia tortilis woodland structure in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Diploma, Mushandike College of Wildlife Management, Zimbabwe.

2.Mudangwe, S. 2009.An assessment of illegal human activities on the natural ecosystems of the northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. DiplomaThesis, Mushandike College of Wildlife Management, Zimbabwe.

2008

1.Zisadza, P. 2008. Spatio-temporal dynamics of landcover in the South-East Lowveld of Zimbabwe. MSc Thesis. University of Zimbabwe.

2.Bodzo, V. 2008. A study on the abundance and distribution of hippopotamus in Runde River in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. BScThesis, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe.

2006

1)Gandiwa, E. 2006. Influence of fire frequency on woody vegetation composition and structure in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. MSc Thesis. University of Zimbabwe, Harare.

Collaborative Research (2006 present)

  1. Since 2007, the GNP Scientific Services has received considerable support under the Gonarezhou Conservation Project, a partnership between ZPWMA and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS). This support has aided in smooth conduction of research and capacity building. For example, River Health Research, Transboundary Elephant Movement Project, Aerial Surveys, Carnivore Research Project and monitoring projects among others. 
  2. Numerous research projects have been undertaken together with several independent researchers and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). For example, with local universities, Mushandike College of Wildlife Management, CIRAD, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, researchers in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA), BirdLife Zimbabwe, UNDP Climate Change Project among others.

Publications: Peer-reviewed journal articles (2009 present)

2012

1)Gandiwa, E., Tupulu, N., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P. and Muvengwi, J. 2012. Structure and composition of woody vegetation around permanent-artificial and ephemeral-natural water points in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Tropical Ecology 53(2): 169-175.

2)Mpofu, E., Gandiwa, E., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P. and Zinhiva, H. 2012. Abundance, distribution and status of African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) in dry savanna woodlands in southern Gonarezhou National Park, southeast Zimbabwe. Tropical Ecology 53(1): 119-124.

2011

1)Gandiwa, P., Matsvayi, M., Ngwenya, M.M. and Gandiwa, E. 2011. Assessment of livestock and human settlement encroachment into northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. (in press)

2)Gandiwa, E., Magwati, T., Zisadza, P., Chinuwo, T. and Tafangenyasha, C. 2011. The impact of African elephants on Acacia tortilis woodland in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 809-814.

3)Gandiwa, E., Chikorowondo, G., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P. and Muvengwi, J. 2011. Structure and composition of Androstachys johnsonii woodland across various strata in Gonarezhou National Park, south-east Zimbabwe. Tropical Conservation Science4(2): 218-229.

4)Gandiwa, E. 2011. Wildlife tourism in Gonarezhou National Park, southeast Zimbabwe: opportunities for wildlife viewing. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa 13(1): 304-315.

5)Gandiwa, E. 2011. Effects of repeated burning on woody vegetation structure and composition in a semi-arid southern African savanna. International Journal of Environmental Sciences 2(2): 458-471.

6)Gandiwa E. 2011. Preliminary assessment of illegal hunting by communities adjacent to the northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Tropical Conservation Science4(4): 445-467.

7)Gandiwa, E. 2011. Importance of dry savanna woodlands in rural livelihoods and wildlife conservation in southeastern Zimbabwe. Nature & Faune 26(1): 60-66.

8)Mukwashi, K., Gandiwa, E. and Kativu, S. 2011. Impact of African elephants on Baikiaea plurijuga woodland around natural and artificial watering points in northern Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Environmental Sciences. (in press)

2010

1)Zisadza, P., Gandiwa, E., van der Westhuizen, H., van der Westhuizen, E. and Bodzo, V. 2010. Abundance, distribution, and population trends of hippopotamus in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 40(2): 149-157.

2)Gandiwa, E. and Zisadza, P.2010. Wildlife management in Gonarezhou National Park, southeast Zimbabwe: Climate change and implications for management. Nature & Faune 25(1): 101-110.

3)Chinuwo, T., Gandiwa, E., Mugabe, P.H., Mpofu, I.D.T. and Timpong-Jones, E. 2010. Effects of previous cultivation on regeneration of Julbernadia globiflora and Brachystegia spiciformis in grazing areas of Mupfurudzi Resettlement Scheme, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 27(1): 45-49.

2009

1)Gandiwa, E. and Kativu, S. 2009. Influence of fire frequency on Colophospermum mopane and Combretum apiculatum woodland structure and composition in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Koedoe 51(1), Art. #685, 13 pages. DOI: 10.4102/koedoe.v51i1.685.

Other relevant scientific reports

2010

1)Gandiwa, E. and Zisadza, P. (2010) Feasibility assessment for large herbivores Re-enforcement/Supplementation in the Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Harare.

2)Gandiwa, E. and Zisadza, P. 2010. Fire in the Gonarezhou National Park. Online : http://www.zimparks.com/images/stories/fire_in_the_gonarezhou_national_park.pdf

3)Dunham, K.M., van der Westhuizen, E., van der Westhuizen, H and Gandiwa, E. (2010) Aerial survey of elephants and other large herbivores in Gonarezhou National Park (Zimbabwe), Zinave National Park (Mozambique) and surrounds. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Harare.

2009

1)Games, I., Zisadza, P., Gandiwa, E. and van der Westhuizen, E. (2009) Review of the Gonarezhou National Park Tourism Plan. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Harare.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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