Zimbabwe Endangered Species Fund


The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has set up a Zimbabwe Endangered Species Fund to fundraise for the conservation and protection of endangered species like the late Cecil the Lion. Below is list and description of the equipment and resources that are needed to protect these species. Zimparks is looking for USD18 051 300 to fund nationwide efforts to protect and conserve endangered species. Your support will go a long way to protect, conserve and sustainably utilise endangered species for current and future generations.

The account details are:


Bank                             : Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Ltd

Account Name              : Parks and Wildlife Management Authority – Zimbabwe Endangered Species Fund

Branch Name                : FCDA Centre

Branch Code                 : 2157

Account Number           : 1029138

Swift Code                    : BARCZWHX


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For more information read below: This includes background information, challenges, and a list of all required items;



 1.0 Introduction


The Zimbabwe parks and Wildlife Management Authority was established under the Parks & Wildlife Act of 1996 (Chapter 20:14) as amended by Parks & Wildlife Amendment Act, No 19 of 2001. The main functions of the Authority are to control, manage and maintain Zimbabwe’s wildlife resources (see Section 4 of the above Act) 

The Authority performs a service function with primary/core role being the protection and conservation of Zimbabwe’s Natural Heritage (wildlife resources) for the present and future generations on behalf of the State. Through its wildlife conservation services, the Authority provides the cornerstone/bedrock of Zimbabwe’s entire tourism industry. Currently manages about 13% of Zimbabwe’s land mass called the parks estate. The parks estate comprises national parks, safari areas, recreational parks, sanctuaries, botanical reserves and botanic gardens (Table 1).


Table 1. Classification of protected areas under the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority




National Parks

(11 in number)

(2 703 860 ha)

Protected areas set aside to preserve and protect the natural landscape and scenery therein, and to preserve and protect wildlife and natural ecological stability of wildlife communities therein for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of the public.

Recreational Parks  (16 in number)

(363 961 ha)

Protected areas set aside to preserve and protect the natural features therein for the enjoyment, benefit and recreation of the public.


(6 in number)

(134 720 ha)

Protected set aside to afford special protection to all animals or particular species of animal in the sanctuary concerned for the enjoyment and benefit of the public.

Safari Areas

(16 in number)

(1 894 184 ha)

Protected areas set aside to preserve and protect the natural habitat and the wildlife therein in order that facilities and opportunities may be afforded to the public for camping, hunting, fishing, photography, viewing of animals, bird-watching or such other pursuits that may be permitted therein.

Botanical Reserves (12 in number)

(5 916 ha)

Protected areas set aside to preserve and protected rare or endangered indigenous plants or representative plant communities growing naturally in the wild for the enjoyment, education and benefit of the public.

Botanic Gardens (3 in number) (595 ha)

Protected areas set aside to propagate and cultivate exotic and indigenous plants for the enjoyment, education and benefit of the public.


The Authority has a mandate to ensure that wildlife is well managed inside and outside the parks estate in the country. Thus the Authority has an oversight role on wildlife management on private and in communal lands.


 2.0 Challenges


  • Under-capitalization and Deteriorating Infrastructure and Equipment
  • Resource Constraints
  • Diminishing, Limited and Low Donor Support
  • Poaching (Illegal Harvesting of the Natural Resources)
  • Statutory Functions of the Authority, e.g. problem animal control, fire management, law enforcement, environmental education and awareness campaigns,


3.0 Requirements for wildlife protection


Country-wide requirements for law enforcement are outlined in Table 2.


Table 2. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Resource Requirements for Resource protection (The total budget is US$18 051 300).




Cost (US$)


Vehicles, boats, etc

8 822 600

Fuel and lubricants


1 554 000

Fire arms and accessories


681 200

Communication system

Radios, power supply systems, computers, etc

1 522 000

Patrol and research kits


1 469 500



1 000 000



2 952 000

Lighting & water supply equipment


50 000



18 051 300


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