Zimbabwe lies within the Miombo Eco-region and 65% of the country is covered by the Miombo woodlands. Within this the priority transboundary areas that 80% of our work occurs in are:
- Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Trans-Frontier Conservation Area
- South East Lowveld and
- Greater Mapungubwe/Shashe
The reasons for choosing these landscapes are that they collectively hold over 90% of the country’s elephant and rhino populations, embrace the country's four major river systems and are trans-boundary natural resources.
Zimbabwe is home to around 84 000 elephants, the third largest elephant population in the world. It also has the third largest total numbers of rhino in southern Africa (Excluding South Africa) and the third largest individual black rhino population in the world. These are under severe pressure from illegal killing and wildlife trade.