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Forestry Commission Zimbabwe Forestry Commission is the state authority on all matters forestry.

Operating as usual

20/10/2022

Our young Ambassador...

The 'Trees For Tourism' event in pictures.The Minister of Environment, Climate,Tourism and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwe...
13/10/2022

The 'Trees For Tourism' event in pictures.

The Minister of Environment, Climate,Tourism and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwe, Hon. N. M Ndlovu officiated at two tree planting events on the sidelines of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo which were hosted by Insukamini and Hugh Beadle Primary Schools.

Ministry of Environment, Climate,Tourism and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwe
Environmental Management Agency

This week in Bulawayo, we will be planting trees on the sidelines of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo which is...
13/10/2022

This week in Bulawayo, we will be planting trees on the sidelines of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism
Expo which is running from 13-15 October.

The tree planting event is happening under the banner of the 'Trees for Tourism (TfT) initiative which has been desogned as a vehicle for tourists ,tourism operators ,and other companies and institutions affiliated with the tourism industry in Zimbabwe , to counter-balance the tourism-related footprint.

The tree planting event will happen at Insukamini and Hugh Beadle Primary Schools in Bulawayo.

11/10/2022

Trees and Forests(-an imperative) for Ecosystem Restoration and Improved Livelihoods.

We are sharing a snippet of a conversation we had with Mrs Chidongo of Mbire District in Mashonaland Central who is demonstrating good environmental practices in the face of environmental challenges faced by her community ranging from prolonged droughts, high temperatures and frequent floods. She has created and managed a safe space for her family through establishment of a fruit orchard, construction of a bio-digester and taking up agroforestry and poultry projects.


It's Shumha season!😋😋😋The sweet and delicious indigenous fruit of the jackal-berry/ swamp ebony/African ebony tree is cu...
10/10/2022

It's Shumha season!😋😋😋

The sweet and delicious indigenous fruit of the jackal-berry/ swamp ebony/African ebony tree is currently in abundance in many parts of the country.

Botanical name: Diospyros mespiliformis.
Shona: Musuma, Mushuma, Mushumha
Ndebele: Umdlauzo/Umsuma

This was the 2018 Tree of the Year for Zimbabwe.

We are out and about in Muzarabani district of Mashonaland Central Province assessing the status of afforestation initia...
09/10/2022

We are out and about in Muzarabani district of Mashonaland Central Province assessing the status of afforestation initiatives carried out between 2020 and 2022.

In Centenary the afforestation program was targeting to***co farmers to support the growing of the crop while reducing pressure on the indigenous forests.
We have been rolling out the To***co Wood Energy Program in the to***co-growing provinces of Zimbabwe and in Centenary, selected farmers also got support through the GEF 6-funded Zambezi Valley Biodiversity Project which provided seedlings and other inputs to establish new and manage existing eucalyptus woodlots.

The assessment being carried out will inform how we proceed with the program especially how we can extend the program to other communities.

Ministry of Environment, Climate,Tourism and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwe

Cleaning and Greening in Beitbridge Today.The Minister of Defense and War Veterans Affairs,Honourable O. C. Z.  Muchingi...
07/10/2022

Cleaning and Greening in Beitbridge Today.

The Minister of Defense and War Veterans Affairs,Honourable O. C. Z. Muchingiri-kashiri led in the tree planting ceremony at Tsh*taudze Suburb F14 houses during the Beitbridge National Clean up exercise.
Beitbridge is set to embark on an extensive urban afforestation program as part of the 'beautification' of towns and cities program soon to be launched by the President.

Thank you Zimbabwe College of Forestry Staff and Students.
07/10/2022

Thank you Zimbabwe College of Forestry Staff and Students.

Thank you Zimbabwe College of Forestry
07/10/2022

Thank you Zimbabwe College of Forestry

Team Hwange 'greening' on this National Clean Up Day.Forestry Commission- Hwange District joined other stakeholders in t...
07/10/2022

Team Hwange 'greening' on this National Clean Up Day.

Forestry Commission- Hwange District joined other stakeholders in the Provincial Clean up event for Matabeleland North with the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Hon. Richard Moyo (represented by the Director in the Minister's Office, Mr Tapera Mugoriya) officiating at the cleaning and greening exercise.

and towns.🦚🌳

The theme for the clean up day is "Zero Tolerance to Litter, My Environment- My Pride".

  It's the First Friday of October and in keeping with the Presidential Declaration of it being a clean- up day, Forestr...
07/10/2022




It's the First Friday of October and in keeping with the Presidential Declaration of it being a clean- up day, Forestry Commission management and staff at Head Office took to cleaning up its surrounding environment this morning, along E.D. Mnangagwa Road and Orange Grove Drive. Similar exercises were also carried out at provincial and district level.

Zimbabwe is our country
It's our responsibility to keep it clean!
It's our responsibility to keep it Green.


Ministry of Environment, Climate,Tourism and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwe
Environmental Management Agency
ZBC News Online

One of the ways to achieve SDG 11( Sustainable Cities and Communities), is by boosting green spaces for healthier enviro...
05/10/2022

One of the ways to achieve SDG 11( Sustainable Cities and Communities), is by boosting green spaces for healthier environments and improved lifestyles.
This tree planting season, let's all
participate in the urban afforestation and reforestation program.

The urban afforestation programme dubbed 'Beautification of Cities and Towns' is a national program and will be rolled out in all towns and cities.

Community groups and individuals can contact their nearest Forestry Commission offices for assistance with preparation for tree planting activities

*Trees & Forests - Our Nature- based Solutions to Climate Change.

*Trees & Forests For Ecosystem Restoration & Improved Livelihoods!

Beekeeping (apiculture) is one of the activities communities can undertake as a strategy to increase forest production a...
01/10/2022

Beekeeping (apiculture) is one of the activities communities can undertake as a strategy to increase forest production and processing as highlighted in the National Development Strategy 1.

Well done!
01/10/2022

Well done!

We are at Tugwi-Mukorsi Dam to participate in the World Tourism Day commemorations 🇿🇼.The dam presents a myriad of touri...
29/09/2022

We are at Tugwi-Mukorsi Dam to participate in the World Tourism Day commemorations 🇿🇼.

The dam presents a myriad of tourism opportunities for Masvingo Province and the country at large and it is imperative that we also sustain the good environment in general
Forestry Commission has been involved in facilitating the protection of the dam's catchment area through the planting of appropriate tree species and other good catchment area management practices.

Through the master plan for the dam, we will continue to contribute to the sustainable utilisation of the dam.

New miombo foliage making Zimbabwe's highways a sight to behold😍😍
28/09/2022

New miombo foliage making Zimbabwe's highways a sight to behold😍😍

Photos from The Herald-Zimbabwe's post
27/09/2022

Photos from The Herald-Zimbabwe's post

Tree planting today as part of stakeholder mobilization towards the 'beautification' of Beitbridge Town.The Deputy Minis...
27/09/2022

Tree planting today as part of stakeholder mobilization towards the 'beautification' of Beitbridge Town.

The Deputy Minister of Environment, Climate,Tourism and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwe, Hon. Barbara Rwodzi led Beitbridge stakeholders in tree planting at two different sites (Rural District Council Offices and the Post Office area) before embarking on a tour of the new and modern Beitbridge Border Post to assess ways to complement the new look through greening efforts.

In Beitbridge todayThe Deputy Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality industry, Hon Barbara Rwodzi, to...
27/09/2022

In Beitbridge today

The Deputy Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality industry, Hon Barbara Rwodzi, today held an all-Stakeholders meeting to plan towards the 'Beautification' program for Beitbridge town through tree planting.

In line with Sustainable Development Goal 11 which calls for action towards Sustainable Cities and Communities, it is imperative for Zimbabwe to work towards greening its towns and cities to make them sustainable and livable.

Beitbridge Town is the face of Zimbabwe and His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde E.D Mnangagwa recently commissioned the new and modern Beitbridge Border Post which now has to be complemented by tree planting, planting of flowers in all spaces in the town.

The urban afforestation programme dubbed 'Beautification of Cities and Towns' is a national program and is set to roll out in all the towns and cities.

Ministry of Environment, Climate,Tourism and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwe

Blessed Sunday to y'all!
25/09/2022

Blessed Sunday to y'all!

22/09/2022

A UNECE report explores how sustainable urban and peri-urban forestry can support and ecosystem restoration by contributing to:

☀️addressing
🌪 reduction
🧘🏻‍♀️public health
📈 economic recovery

More ➡️ https://treesincities.unece.org/policy-brief

Let's Green Kuwadzana🌳🌳
21/09/2022

Let's Green Kuwadzana🌳🌳

The ultimate goal of the programme is to increase the availability of free fruits, to improve diet, and to alleviate cases of malnutrition & hunger in Kuwadzana.

Tomorrow we will be at Kuwadzana High 2, our 6th school.

To a fruitful Kuwadzana 🌳🍎🍊🍐🍋🍉🥭💚

The 2022 Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a multi-million dollar fundraising initiative, culminating in a 21km half marathon t...
20/09/2022

The 2022 Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a multi-million dollar fundraising initiative, culminating in a 21km half marathon took place on Saturday 17th September. The race is accompanied by a series of mental and physical challenges to equip rangers worldwide with skill sets they require to meet today's conservation challenges.

For Zimbabwe, the event took place in Hwange, with six ranger teams and other individuals walking from Mabale to Hwange Main camp. Forestry Commission fielded a five- member team from the Forest Protection Unit (FPU). The challenge was to walk the 21 km with 22kg luggage on their backs and our two-women and three-men team reached the finish line third.

Such events/challenges are essential for boosting rangers' morale, building their strength and resilience as well as promoting teamwork.

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge is supported by the Scheinberg Relief Fund

Yesterday (16 September), we were in Umguza District in Matabeleland North   where in partnership with one of our operat...
17/09/2022

Yesterday (16 September), we were in Umguza District in Matabeleland North where in partnership with one of our operators, Balzer Trading, we handed over classroom furniture and stationery to four schools located in Inseze Forest.
The Forestry Commission, Director General, Mr Abedinigo Marufu in his speech said,
" the idea behind this corporate social responsibility is to ensure a win-win relationship that protects the forests, benefits communities and that gives the developer a fair Return on Investment. This is only possible through a sound and committed co-management model that is respected by all partners and their supporting institutions."

The four schools, among them Lukukwe Primary School which was the venue for the handover ceremony are part of a community is settled illegally in the gazetted forest. Although we recognise the negative impact of settlement on the fragile forest ecosystem, we also acknowledge that until a lasting solution is found, as the forest managers, we have to strive to achieve harmony with the community and promote sustainable utilisation of the available resources.

Balzer Trading Ministry of Environment, Climate,Tourism and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwe

Nature showing off...Brachystegia spiciformis/ Musasa trees in new leaf in the Eastern Highlands.
04/09/2022

Nature showing off...

Brachystegia spiciformis/ Musasa trees in new leaf in the Eastern Highlands.

Hosting the Secretary for Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Ambassador Faranisi at our ZAS 2022 st...
03/09/2022

Hosting the Secretary for Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Ambassador Faranisi at our ZAS 2022 stand.

Last Day of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show 2022. Trees are the new gold here.
03/09/2022

Last Day of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show 2022.

Trees are the new gold here.

Tree Planting-Everyone's Responsibility.
03/09/2022

Tree Planting-Everyone's Responsibility.

We are 'Catching Them Young' at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show. With forestry being part of the current educational curr...
31/08/2022

We are 'Catching Them Young' at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show.

With forestry being part of the current educational curriculum, students should have ready access to forestry-related information.

Day 2- Zimbabwe Agricultural Show 2022.We hosted Traditional Chiefs from Mashonaland East. This is the group of Chiefs t...
30/08/2022

Day 2- Zimbabwe Agricultural Show 2022.

We hosted Traditional Chiefs from Mashonaland East. This is the group of Chiefs that launched the Mvura Naya Naya concept last year, which aims to restore our norms and values as a country which also encompasses natural resources management.
We are looking forward to working with our traditional chiefs as we rollout of beekeeping projects in rural communities.

Photos from Zimbabwe College of Forestry's post
29/08/2022

Photos from Zimbabwe College of Forestry's post

We are ready to receive you at the 2022 edition of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show (29 August-3 September)."Unique Busine...
29/08/2022

We are ready to receive you at the 2022 edition of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show (29 August-3 September).

"Unique Business Opportunities in Forests- Accessibility and Accountability."

Come and meet our officers from the Zimbabwe College of Forestry, the Research and Development wing, Conservation and Extension and Ngamo Safaris and get insight into business opportunities available in the forestry sector

You will find us opposite Robbie Mupawose Hall close to the ZAS offices.

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Cactus; is it a tree?

The African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) Forestry Commission Zimbabwe Veronica Nonhlanhla Gundu Lawrence Mashungu Ministry of Environment, Climate,Tourism and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwe Cindy Ndlovu Lauretta Marembo Samantha Rutendo Chiwara Vivienne Prince SirPerseverence FG Annabel Chitambwe

Why new Msasa leaves are red?

Ever wondered why Msasa leaves are sometimes red? Here is why: They have a natural sun screen.

Msasa trees are deciduous and lose their leaves in winter. In late August as temperatures rise again, the new colourful leaves are produced. The colour of the new leaves varies brown, pale pinkish, orange; red to deep maroon. Because of very intense light and high temperatures while the leaf tissue is still very soft, leaves can easily get burnt. For this reason they have a built-in sun screen, a pigment called anthocyanin that colours them red and protects them.

Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid, a class of compounds with antioxidant effects. Found naturally in a number of foods, anthocyanins are the pigments that give red, purple, and blue plants their rich colouring.

As the leaves expand and harden, they no longer need protection from heat and light and they change to green. The colour shifts to deep green over a period of 10–20 days.



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NATIONAL TREE PLANTING DAY.



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SEED QUIZ.

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Yesterday was remarkable, in a partnership with
Agro Forestry Association
as we trained farmers and interested individuals the fundamentals of Tree Propagation.

Propagation techniques are important in the capacitation of youths in driving the economy towards achieving climate change resilience and poverty eradication especially through a Robust Reforestation Initiative.

This is in line with the vision to make Zimbabwe an Upper Middle Income Economy by 2030, National Development Strategy 1 and the SDGs.

Environmental Management Agency
Friends of the Environment
Forestry Commission Zimbabwe
UZ Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Food SystemsUZ Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Food Systems
Centre for Sustainability Transitions
Obert Jiri
Vangelis Haritatos
Vaida Kontrimaite
Agricultural Research Council of Zimbabwe
International Union of Forest Research Organizations - IUFRO
Brazil Africa Institute
Nutrition Action Zimbabwe
Embassy of Sweden in Harare
UNDP Zimbabwe
Plan International Zimbabwe
BJ Adventures purposely works with safari and tourism providers who support conservation efforts and who are working to bridge the gap between tourism, conservation and sustainable community development. Just recently we were fortunate to partner with Africa Conservation Travel who collaborated with the Forestry Commission Zimbabwe, and, as the result of our guests staying at Ursula's Homestead (a lodge in Zimbabwe), they were able to provide 42 indigenous trees to the More Community Trust.

The trees were planted at Masuwe Primary School in continued efforts of reforestation, and to create awareness of the importance of these forests for the younger generations. Each of the children at the school were encouraged to adopt a tree, so that they take responsibility to care for and protect it, and the MORE Trust have set up a prize for the best tree per grade at the end of the year as a further incentive.

We are so grateful to know and work with partners like this, and support Zimbabwe, via travel, in this way – something that is more important to do now than ever.
Forestry & Citrus Research is part of the 23 Organisations across the world which took part in drafting the Youth Declaration on Plant Health under the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) of the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

We therefore adhere to the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) that are sustainable and we expesss our ratification to the promotion of Plant Health across the world.

For more on plant health:

http://www.fao.org/plant-health-2020/home/en/

HASHTAGS


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Climate change is one of the most challenging circumstances that is increasingly impacting on society and ecosystems in Zimbabwe and the world over.

Human induced climate activities are causing an increase in greenhouse emissions leading to a rise in the earth’s temperatures subsequently resulting in changing rainfall patterns, heat waves, flooding, droughts and intense tropical cyclones amongst other. The effects of climate change have affected people’s livelihoods by increasing poverty and inequality among the people of Zimbabwe.

Be sure to tune in to tonight's episode of our Radio Drama and let’s work together to avoid a climate disaster.



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The Only Sweetest Voice that Nature or the Environment Has is seen and heard in its beauty when it is not disturbed. Do not disturb that beauty, by destroying it because if you disturb it, it will even speak out loudest through climate change. Therefore, respect nature, if you want it to respect you back.


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Good Morning Zimbabwe. Hope you're enjoying the day! Tell us, what are you up to for Earth Hour, this Saturday? Post your video or photo - you could win an Earth Hour T-Shirt😀

Remember to;
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2. Tag👉🏽 WWF Zimbabwe, The Scout Association of Zimbabwe
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3. Tag at least 5 friends and challenge them to do the same.
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We are 3 days away from 2021 🌎 and WWF Zimbabwe country director, Dr Enos Shumba invites you to the biggest virtual spotlight on our planet and to ! Have you saved the date? We can’t do it without our community! Join on us here on 27 March from 11am-12midday and also take part in the activities leading up to with Forestry Commission Zimbabwe Friends Of The Environment
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We are advocating for everyone to plant more and more trees, many many times, by offering a variety of both indigenous and exotic trees at very affordable and below cost price and inturn help save our forests, environment and earth.
So to mitigate the effects of the ongoing rampant harvesting of Zumbani (Lippia Javanica) for medicinal purposes, we encourage people to plant the fast growing species of this organic, highly medicinal Wonder-Herb in their gardens, backyards, plots and farms or even on commercial scale.
So we are offering a Special Offer at below cost price of only 50cents per plant.

Hurry Call/Whatsapp +263772766685 or +263719964964
page: Zumbani Wonder-Herb Lippia Javanica






Material donations to assist this initiative a success are much welcome and appreciated
Today on we celebrate the incredible wildlife which forms part of the spectacular ecosystems of Victoria Falls, Zambezi National Park and surrounding areas.

We as a community, extend our heartfelt thanks to the numerous organisations and individuals including our Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Forestry Commission Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit, Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, Bhejane Trust, Zambezi Horse Safaris, and Nakavango Conservation Programme for their consistent dedication and passion to working collaboratively to preserve this natural heritage for visitors and future generations alike.



Image credits: Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit and Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
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