10 Jul 2024

Zimbabwe Tourism to host conservation & tourism round table


The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and Wild Africa are set to host a crucial tourism and conservation round table meeting in Harare on Thursday 10 July. This event aims to address challenges facing the sector and bring together various stakeholders.

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Barbra Rwodzi emphasised the importance of the gathering, stating it will unite experts to analyse industry challenges, identify areas for improvement, and celebrate successes. The goal is to foster a sustainable and resilient tourism industry that benefits both the economy and the environment.

Wild Africa coordinator Guy Jennings highlighted the platform's role in allowing experts to share experiences and address pressing issues such as poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict through collaboration.

Key discussion topics will include balancing economic growth with environmental conservation, strategies for increased community involvement in wildlife conservation, reviewing existing policies, exploring potential new regulations, and building partnerships for long-term success.

This round table represents a significant step in Zimbabwe's efforts to strengthen its tourism sector while prioritising conservation efforts.

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Source: The Herald

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