Sustainable Livelihoods – Beekeeping in Zimbabwe “Bees Keep Trees”

Chigondo Honey produced by communities in Wedza With the UN’s 2011 focus being International Year of Forests, to encourage global forest conservation and sustainable consumption for green growth, we share another successful initiative from Zimbabwe.  It is recognized that forest goods and services remain very critical to the poor and marginalized.  They can contribute to […]

Sawdust Stoves – A sustainable way to save our trees.

Trees are rapidly disappearing from urbanized areas and its surrounds where local communities are using firewood as a main energy source for cooking.  In the city of Mutare which is situated in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, a local community group have developed a low cost, environment friendly stove which utilizes sawdust.  It is easy […]

Gache Gache Wilderness Area, Kariba – Community Anti Poaching Unit puts a stop to fish and wildlife poaching.

Charlie Hewat, CEO Environment Africa, with Gache Gache Anti-Poaching Unit. The area around the Gache Gache Lodge situated on the south bank of the eastern basin of Lake Kariba has been teaming with illegal poachers and fishermen netting large amounts of fish and destroying the natural breeding sanctuary for fish in the river system.  Illegal […]

“RHINO GIRL” Charlene Hewat – Tour to New Zealand & Australia – 2011

Many people around the world will remember the year 1987, when two Zimbabwean girls rode an incredible 22,000 km on bicycles from the UK to Zimbabwe to raise public awareness around the world and much needed funds for the fight against rhino poaching. The war against poaching continues today and it is thanks to the […]

Green Schools – Water Wells & Nutrition Gardens

“Water – no matter who we are, what we do, or where we live, our lives depend on it.”   HIV and poverty are the two main killers of children and adults in Southern Africa, leaving thousands of orphans unable to attend school and in the care of their elders and community members, many of […]

Launch of WEPU in Vumba

WEPU – Wildlife and Environment Protection Unit is successfully launched in the  Vumba! WEPU (Wildlife and Environment Protection Unit) – is an acronym that is fast gaining popularity over the negative association of the word ‘Anti-Poaching’ Unit. Anti-poaching has been an integral part of fauna conservation throughout Africa’s history and more recently encompasses the protection […]