|Nature Reserve and Environmental Education Centre|
Welcome to the Mukuvisi Woodlands
The Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve is a national treasure, providing one of the few large green spaces open to the public in Harare. Over 18 000 school children visit The Woodlands each year.
Deforestation and loss of habitat is rampant country-wide. Zimbabwe's amazing wildlife is more or less restricted to National Parks and other conservancies, and for some people, the Mukuvisi Woodlands provide the only opportunity they have to see our wild animals, and appreciate our country's natural stunningly beautiful miombo woodlands.
The Mukuvisi Woodlands was first proposed as a protected green-belt area in 1910. An uphill battle against suburban development in the area continued until 1980. Finally, an official lease agreement was signed between Mukuvisi Woodlands Association, formed in 1979, and the Harare Municipality. The Association now enjoys a 99 year lease to 2090.
|The objectives of the Mukuvisi Woodlands Association were first defined as:
Mukuvisi Woodlands has succeeded very well in all of these, and continues to succeed, particularly in the area of Conservation Education. Our flagship Eco-Schools Programme is helping to create a new generation of
environmentally aware and dedicated children,
who understand today's burning conservation
challenges and issues.