CEPF Stakeholder capacity building for Key Biodiversity Area management planning
in the Chimanimani-Nyanga Mountains

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BirdLife Zimbabwe is working with stakeholders in the Eastern Highlands on the implementation of a stakeholder capacity building project. The project seeks to improve the management and conservation of sites through promoting and enhancing collaborative and coordinated approach to biodiversity conservation in the Chimanimani-Nyanga Mountains biodiversity corridor. There are five Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) along this corridor, namely Nyanga Mountains, Stapleford Forest, Bvumba Highlands, Chimanimani Mountains and Chirinda Forest. These KBAs support a diversity of endemic species including endemic bird species. Knowledge sharing is vital in promoting sites and species conservation. The capacity building programme is cutting across these five KBAs. At its inception, the project received overwhelming support from stakeholders during the project launch and regional stakeholder meetings held in June 2013 and August 2013 respectively. Plans are underway for site-based meetings where more stakeholders will be engaged and trained. BirdLife Zimbabwe is grateful to the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund for funding this project.

For more information contact Togarasei Fakarayi : toga@blz.co.zw