Gonarezhou’s research focuses on environmental projects that have the potential to guide best practices in ecological park management. Interested researchers are encouraged to support Gonarezhou’s Ecological Research, feel free to contact email@example.com, and we will assist you from there. Through accumulating a growing body of quality data on the fauna, flora and unique habitats of the Gonarezhou, we continue to make informed conservation management decisions in support of our shared vision.
Conservation research is essential for advancing knowledge, and for it to impact, scientific evidence must influence conservation strategies, decision making and management practices. The GNP research program emphasises applied research and its practical conservation implications. The program will be informed by the current conservation and ecological research priorities, as stated in the Gonarezhou Management Plan (GMP), and continuously updated by the Gonarezhou Conservation Trust (GCT) research and monitoring team.
Potential projects undergo a rigorous selection process, which includes detailed research proposals that include scientific and management results, precise budgets, estimated timelines and key deliverables for each stage of the work.
How to get involved
The conducting of appropriate research by external researchers in and around GNP is encouraged by GCT. Through the assistance of GCT, external researchers will acquire a Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) Research Permit before conducting research in GNP. All foreign (i.e. non-Zimbabwean residents) researchers should acquire a Research Council of Zimbabwe (RCZ) certification before applying for a ZimParks Research Permit. A foreign researcher is a non-Zimbabwean national and any person wishing to conduct research in Zimbabwe on behalf of a foreign institution, foreign organisation, or another foreign person. All foreign researchers should follow the RCZ registration guidelines: Click here.
In addition, external researchers are expected to be fully self-sufficient for the duration of their projects in GNP. Fees will be charged for using GCT’s facilities and/or resources, such as accommodation, equipment, internet access and manpower.