MCS NEWSLETTER 108

1 – LOSS OF BLACK RHINO Your society sadly reports that a black rhino was poached from the Whovi Game Reserve side of the Matopos National Park in the second week of August.  This follows a three-year period free of poaching incidents and is under investigation by ZPWMA staff. 2 – NATIONAL PARKS FOR SALE? [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 107

1 – A CHILL WIND A chill wind blows across the landscape, and it’s not just the onset of winter.  The Zimbabwe economy blighted by drought is once again spinning out of control.  Inflation is soaring; cost of living rising.  Employees are facing real hardship and companies battle to manage increasing costs and foreign exchange [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 106

1 – NEW COMMITTEE At our AGM in November the following members were elected to the Committee and have assumed positions as follows- Chairman, Gavin Stephens, Vice Chair and Treasurer, Jean Whiley, Secretary Gaynor Lightfoot, Members, Verity Bowman, Moira Fitzpatrick and Cindy Sellick.  This is a small group for a lot of work in the [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 105

1 – TWENTY FIVE YEARS OF CONSERVATION WORK The Matobo Conservation Society celebrates its 25th Anniversary this November.  It also marks the 15th Anniversary of the Matobo Hills being declared a World Heritage Site.  These two important milestones are not unrelated.  At the inception of the MCS it was resolved that the Society would seek [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 104

1 – NJELELE SHRINE BOMBED The sacred Njelele rainmaking shrine in Matobo district was attacked on Friday 29th June by yet-to-be-identified suspects, who used mining explosives to blast the main rock that covers the shrine. Njelele is situated at Matobo in Kezi, Matabeleland South province, and has since time immemorial been used by people from [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 103

1 – RAMSAR Elsewhere in this newsletter matters pertaining to wetlands are shared.  Work on having the Matopos recognised as a Ramsar site has continued with much valuable information being collated.  In fact, we are in the process of refining the data to meet the size restrictions! We hope to have this submission ready in [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 102

1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The AGM was successfully held at Rowallan Park on Sunday 26th November, 2017.  There was good attendance and much interest shown.  The Society has had a busy year, and there remains a full calendar ahead! We enter our 25th year – an achievement in its own right.  We hope in [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 101

1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Another year goes past and our Annual General Meeting falls due.  The AGM will be held at Rowallan Park on Sunday 26th November, 2017 at 10:00am.  We hope that you will support your Society by attending this important event.  The Society has had a busy year, and yet there remains [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 100

NEWSLETTER 100 - JULY 2017 1 – NEWSLETTER ONE HUNDRED This edition of our Newsletter is edition 100 – quite a milestone.  It marks nearly 25 years since the first Newsletter was issued – that’s a long time indeed to look back and reflect.  Our first newsletter was just two sides of a single page, [...]

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MCS NEWSLETTER 099

MATOBO CONSERVATION SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 099 FEBRUARY 2017 1 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Society held a well-attended AGM in late November.  Some early rains had transformed the area, and the day was sunny, without being too hot.  We had an ideal setting for the AGM of the Matobo Conservation Society, with a few zebra, reedbuck [...]

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