Gold Rush Exposes Communities To Health And Environmental Hazards

Artisanal miners are causing environmental degradation at the same time exposing communities to health hazards in Gwanda.


BY VUSINDLU MAPHOSA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 24

Artisanal mining might sound quaint, but most gold panners know little about the environmental impacts of gold mining, especially the use of mercury, and its dangers.

Human-Wildlife Conflict Scourge: In Mat North, Predators Escalate Livestock Losses

Hwange National Park wildlife location in Zimbabwe, Africa | Wildlife  Worldwide

Predators such as wolves are giving villagers a torrid time. Photo: Wildlife Worldwide


In Matetsi, wild animals are interfering with livestock farming. Villagers say their livelihoods are at risk.

BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | JAN 22, 2023

Porous Borders a Haven for Wildlife Poachers in Hwange

Family herd of elephants...Cross border crimes, including wildlife poaching, are rampant. Image by Stock photos


BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | JULY 7, 2022

Poaching crimes continue unabated as poachers take advantage of lapse security personnel to stalk endangered animals in Hwange National Park. Villagers believe that unless they are included in anti-poaching committees, efforts to curb the scourge will not yield any positive results.

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