The Zimbabwean Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has asked GCF for support with a range of giraffe conservation and management efforts across the country.

Guided by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ZimParks and GCF, developing the first ever National Giraffe Conservation Strategy and Action Plan, targeted GPS satellite tagging on public and private land, country-wide genetic survey and population surveys are key aspects of our work in Zimbabwe.

For the most up-to-date information download our impact report State of Giraffe in Zimbabwe 2022

To get started with our giraffe conservation efforts in Zimbabwe, 14 southern giraffe were fitted with solar powered GPS satellite units in the Savé Valley Conservancy in early 2019.  We can now follow their movements online and this information forms part of our continent-wide initiative Twiga Tracker – the largest giraffe GPS satellite tracking programme ever in Africa (‘twiga’ is Swahili for giraffe). Read more about Twiga Tracker and watch the video below, to find out more about our exciting work in Zimbabwe.

In 2022, in collaboration with ZimParks, 14 additional giraffe were fitted with innovative lightweight solar-powered GPS satellite ear tags in Hwange National Park. Conservation managers and researchers can now learn more about giraffe movements in part of the KAZA TFCA landscape. This tagging exercise was the first of its kind in Hwange National Park and created the perfect platform for building local capacity in Zimbabwe by training park rangers and conservation officials in best practice giraffe capture techniques. Read more in this press release.

Filmed and produced by Sean Viljoen.

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