Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association

  • Courts and Law

    Govt bans mining in wildlife parks

    GOVERNMENT has banned mining in game reserves following concerns from conservationists who accused two Chinese companies of exploring for coal in the country’s biggest national park, Hwange. Hwange, in western Zimbabwe, is home to the country’s biggest elephant herd – more than 40,000, large prides of lions as well as buffalo, among other game and birds that are popular with…

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  • Business Briefs

    Lawyers try to stop Chinese coal mine in Hwange game park

    AN ENVIRONMENTAL group in Harare has applied to the country’s High Court to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal in Hwange National Park, which hosts one of Africa’s largest populations of elephants. The Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association argues that the creation of a coal mine in the park by the Zimbabwe Zhongxin Mining Group Tongmao Coal Company (Pvt) Ltd…

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