Kazuma Pan Project Progress - October 2015

Thanks to our donors the Transboundary Conservation Foundation has now been able to install the corner pan borehole in the Kazuma Pan park in Zimbabwe and now water is provided for the wildlife in the park..

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12th of October 2015 Water pumped into pan….

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…..the elephants are the first  to arrive at the Kazuma Corner Pan to drink

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Kazuma Pan National Park is one of the hidden secrets of the north Zimbabwe conservation region. Surrounded by the National parks of Zambezi and Hwanghe, as well as the safari areas of Matetsi. It attracts wild life from all over during the dry winter season when its pans are the last resort for water for animals. On a larger scale it is also at the centre of the Kavango Zambezi transfrontier conservation area and the close proximity to Chobe National park in Botswana as well as to the Kafue National Park gives this park a regional influence in the largest conservation program in southern Africa. Kazuma Pan National Park (KPNP) is approximately 35,000 hectares, situated in the north western Matetsi area of Zimbawe. It is a unique area for both wildlife and birds. Its central feature is the Kazuma Pan itself, which is a depression within large grassland, which fills up in the rain season and provides a spectacular waterfowl. KPNP is also the home to some species of wildlife, which are rare or unusual to Zimbabwe, including Roan Antelope, Tsessebe, Oribi, and Gemsbok. It also has healthy population of elephant, buffalo, roan, giraffe, reedbuck, sable, lion and many more species. This is the region where the now famous loin Cecil would have moved around in and hopefully his cubs might be drinking here in this sanctuary in the future.

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The Kazuma Pan has been drying up periodically and although is not unnatural with varying types of land uses surrounding the park, some stability in water supply was required. The use of the solar pumping system can still be managed according to management requirements. Finally after three years of fundraising the foundation has now installed the first of two solar pump stations and the water has already attracted animals due to the drought.

A great thanks to our fantastic donors, who made this start up possible!

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