Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (Campfire) principles in order to
that was organised by the the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality
wildlife areas are given 15 percent of revenue generated from tourism. The
funds are managed by rural district councils on behalf of CAMPFIRE Association.
The communities are then given their dividents by the end of each financial
the South East region of Zimbabwe, the Director of Malilangwe Conservancy, Mark
Saunders said Campire helps communities to reap benefits from their natural
due to encroachment. This should stop so that people protect their landscapes
so as to attract tourism investors in the communities. When people are
benefitting from Campfire the people might also stop ttrekking to neighbouring
countries to seek employment,” said Saunders.
is Zimbabwe’s second largest public park after Hwange, has an excess of 11 000
elephants and that the excess has a negative bearing on Gonarezhou environment.
ministry to consider having an international airport for the Lowveld.
refurbished Buffalo Range Airport so as to increase air traffic to the region.
We ask for the airport to be given international status.
international tourists come directly to the Lowveld. We have the Save, Runde
and Limpopo rivers in addition to all the beautiful landscapes and wildlife
heritage found here. The region can compete with Victoria Falls if given the
same level of attention,” he added.
concept, it was mainly biased towards consumptive tourism that promoted spot
hunting in safari areas around national parks. A decade later, green groups
through Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (Cites)
advocated for the abolishment of consumptive tourism in favour of consumptive
one which means the animal must be shot by a camera trigger than the bullet.
endangered and could not be traded. Debate is still hot whether consumptive or
non consumptive tourism is the in thing for Zimbabwe.