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The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (PWMA)

Who we are

Tasked with the protection, management and administration of the wildlife of Zimbabwe, the Parks & Wildlife Management Authority has a proud history of sound management in conservation since 1975.

Zimbabwe’s rich biodiversity provides a haven for many species of flora and fauna to survive and thrive.

Given the large and expansive resource under our stewardship, this responsibility cannot be achieved in isolation. Our network of protected areas, conservancies and trans-frontier parks ensures that we share the load. In particular, Trans-frontier Conservation Areas promote collaboration with Zimbabwe’s neighbors to curb international wildlife crime, promote tourism and preserve the shared heritage, which itself knows no borders.


Howbeit, our success comes at a cost. The proliferation of wildlife populations and subsequent encroachment into human habitats brings about pressure on scarce resources with potentially fatal consequences. Our engagement with the affected communities ensures we minimize loss of lives and livelihoods and promote co-existence between man and beast
“In Harmony with Nature”.

What drives us is the belief that this generation’s obligation is not only to preserve the natural treasures inherited but to protect them for the benefit and enjoyment of those that follow. More about Zimbabwe Parks

Our Zimbabwe National Parks

Chimanimani National Park
Chizarira National Park
Gonarezhou National Park
Hwange National Park
Kazuma Pan National Park
Mana Pools National Park 
Matobo National Park
Nyanga National Park
Zambezi National Park