In most cases it is a requirement that the results of a Zambezi Society project are compiled into a detailed and comprehensive Report Document once the project has been completed. Some of these are available for download online. Others may be ordered in hardcopy from the Zambezi Society, subject to a charge to cover the reproduction, packaging and postage costs associated with these large documents.
The following project reports are publicly available:
Predator survey: mana pools - 2015
Jul - Oct 2015. WILDCRU & The Zambezi Society in collaboration with Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe, Wild Dog Conservation & Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority.
national elephant management plan for zimbabwe - 2015-2020
2015. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in collaboration with all stakeholders.
proceedings of the sebungwe elephant management plan workshop - 2015
Proceedings of a workshop held at Musango Safari Camp, Kariba,
19-22 May 2015. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in collaboration with all stakeholders.
anti-poaching workshop, mana pools - 2015
Summary Report of a collaborative workshop held by ZPWMA at Chirundu Safari Lodge, Zambezi River to develop an anti-poaching strategy for Mana Pools National Park and neighbouring Safari Areas.
30 March–2 April 2015. Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority in partnership with the Mana Pools Anti-Poaching Collaborative Body
leopards in zimbabwe - preliminary report - 2012
Proceedings of a workshop held in Harare, to discuss the Preliminary “non-detriment finding (NDF) assessment” for leopards in Zimbabwe. This is used to determine whether CITES quotas of species affected by trade are justified.
4-5th December 2012. ZPWMA – David J Newton, P.A. Lindsey and R. Chikerema-Mandisodza.
status and distribution of carnivores & levels of human-carnivore conflict in protected areas in the zambezi basin - 2007
This review started the process of determining priorities for carnivore conservation in the Zambezi basin and of assisting governments and other management institutions to conserve carnivore species more effectively.
2007. Dr G Purchase/C Mateke/D Purchase, Zambezi Society.
first zambezi valley wilderness training course - 2006
Summary Report of a 10-day seminar for National Parks managers from Zimbabwe and Zambia, held at RIFA camp, on the Zambezi River.
September 2006. Zambezi Society/Wilderness Action Group/CEAD
BIODIVERSITY OF THE Four Corners AREA: Information Awareness Packs - 2004
Three Biodiversity Information Packs produced by The Zambezi Society for the African Wildlife Foundation’s Four Corners Transboundary Natural Resource Management Initiative. They provide “interpreted” biodiversity information for key development planning, educational, land management and other stakeholders in the Four Corners area.
June & August 2004. Zambezi Society/Biodiversity Foundation for Africa
These packs are available online as PDF downloads:
Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area - 2004
Produced by The Zambezi Society/Biodiversity Foundation for Africa partnership for the African Wildlife Foundation‘s Four Corners Transboundary Natural Resource Management Initiative. It provides an Overview of the Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area, 14 technical reviews, a searchable Bibliography and a description of the establishment of a Biodiversity Monitoring Plot in the area.
June 2004. Zambezi Society/Biodiversity Foundation for Africa
These are all available online as PDF downloads:-
Chap 1: Introduction and Overview
Chap 2: Geomorphology
Chap 3: Ecological Processes
Chap 4: Vegetation
Chap 5: Plants
Chap 6: Mammals
Chap 7: Birds
Chap 8: Reptiles & Amphibians
Chap 9: Fish
Chap 10: Butterflies
Chap 11: Soil Fauna
Chap 12: Aquatic Invertebrates
Chap 13: Mammal Movements & Migrations
Chap 14: Elephant Movements
Chap 15: Elephant Impacts
Biodiversity and Wilderness around Lake Cabora Bassa, Mozambique - 2002
April 2002. Zambezi Society/Biodiversity Foundation for Africa. Available online as PDF downloads:-
Produced by the Zambezi Society/Biodiversity Foundation for Africa partnership at the request of the Mozambican authorities. This report examines the area around Lake Cahora Bassa in terms of biodiversity and wilderness value so that planning decisions about land use can be made taking these factors into consideration.
study of ZAMBEZI VALLEY DRY FORESTS AND THICKETS - 2002
Summary of a study carried out by The Zambezi Society to examine the biodiversity, structure and condition of dry deciduous forest and thicket in the mid-Zambezi Valley in Northern Zimbabwe and Tete Province, Mozambique. Often used as refuges by elephants, these habitat patches have particular conservation significance in southern Africa because they are examples of a vegetation type which is rare and threatened wherever it still occurs.
January 2002. Zambezi Society
Elephants, Land and People in Magoe, Guruve and Muzarabani Districts - 2001
Proceedings of a transboundary workshop held by The Zambezi Society in July 2001 to plan a collaborative elephant management framework and strategy for three key Zambezi valley districts on the Zimbabwe/Mozambique border.
December 2001. Zambezi Society
biodiversity of the zambezi basin wetlands: phase I - 1998
Published by the Zambezi Society in partnership with the Biodiversity Foundation for Africa, and undertaken as part of a study for IUCN, The World Conservation Union. An outline of the evolution of the Zambezi system and its influence on ecosystems and species; details of existing knowledge of the biodiversity of the Barotseland, Chobe, Lower Shire and Zambezi Delta wetlands; preliminary assessments of sites and species that may need conservation actions; and likely future Zambezi wetlands conservation needs.
May 1998. Zambezi Society/Biodiversity Foundation for Africa
Biodiversity of the Zambezi Basin Wetlands: Phase II - 2000
Published by the Zambezi Society in partnership with the Biodiversity Foundation for Africa. This provides a detailed evaluation of he biodiversity of the Zambezi wetland areas. The full document contains four volumes.
July 2000. Zambezi Society/BFA
Available here as PDF downloads:-
- VOLUME I: Main report – (64pp) – 458 KB Background information, an Executive Summary, and an initial synthesis of wetland biological information;
- VOLUME II: A series of technical reviews covering eleven wetland groups – vegetation, plants, reduncine antelope, small mammals, birds, herpetofauna, fish, molluscs, odonata, lepidoptera and aquatic invertebrates.
- VOLUME III: Land use change and human impacts. An account of land use and land use changes in the Barotse floodplains and the Zambezi Delta, and an assessment of human impacts on wetland biodiversity across the Zambezi Basin;
- VOLUME IV: Bibliography. Comprehensive annotated bibliography on wetland biodiversity from the area
Perceptions of wilderness & its importance to zambezi valley tourism - 2000
Summary of two surveys undertaken by the Zambezi Society during 98/99 to gather information about people’s perceptions of wilderness, its main values, its importance to Zambezi River visitors and users and the specific factors which enhance or detract from it. The findings are aimed at tourists, policy-makers and planners, investors, developers and consultants undertaking Environmental Impact Assessments on their behalf, custodians of wild areas and tourism operators.
October 2000. Sally Wynn, Zambezi Society
elephant tracking for research and management in muzarabani, mid-zambezi valley, northern zimbabwe - 2000
Outline of work carried out by The Zambezi Society tracking elephant movements by radio telemetry for two years in northern Zimbabwe to provide recommendations for future elephant management in the area.
October 2000. Zambezi Society/Mid-Zambezi Elephant Project (MZEP)
Sites of interest for botanical conservation in the communal lands of the Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe and identification of appropriate conservation measures - 1996-1999
Published by The Zambezi Society and the Biodiversity Foundation for Africa. A detailed description of 80 sites of high botanical interest in six Zimbabwean districts, and work being done to conserve some of them.
1996 - 1999. Zambezi Society/BFA