Zimbabwe National Committee of IUCN Members

01 August 2012 | Article

During the quadrennial period 2008-2012 the IUCN Members in Zimbabwe, in collaboration with the IUCN Secretariat who provided the funding, developed a Programme for IUCN Zimbabwe entitled Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods.

The programme is in line with IUCN’s objectives for the quadrennial period and it identifies the challenges facing Zimbabwe and assesses the operational environment.

Through this programme and action plan IUCN will achieve multipurpose objectives of safeguarding the environment , ensuring benefits for local communities and contributing towards national and global efforts on biodiversity conservation.

The IUCN Zimbabwe Programme document covers issues that are relevant for the coming quadrennial period and the Members are hoping to develop projects and fundraise for their implementation.

Noting the efforts being made by the civil society complement of Members in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe National Committee realized that IUCN will have impact if Government institutions such as the Ministry of Environment and the Environmental Management Authority are involved as IUCN Members, and as such the Members have started to engage the two institutions with the hope of having them join IUCN membership again. The two were Members but their membership was lost through rescission.