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Zimbabwe's life-giving wetlands saved from cluster home fate

Date posted: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BirdLife's Zimbabwean Partner has halted one of Harare's wetlands from becoming a building site.

Children learning about wetlands on Monavale Vlei © BLZ

BirdLife's Zimbabwean Partner has halted one of Harare's neighbouring wetlands from becoming a building site - a big win both for the capital's nature, and its people. Harare is a city on the rise. But as ever, growth comes at a cost. As Zimbabwe’s sprawling capital expands outwards, the wetlands that surround it are slowly but surely being lost to development, or tarnished with pollution. It’s a classic conflict - the need to build houses, versus the need to protect nature from unsustainable development. The full story is here.

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