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Society warns Mana Pools

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ZIMBABWE National Commission of Unesco has discouraged mining activities within Mana Pools saying they will have a negative impact on the world heritage site.

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According to the Zambezi Society report published on its official website on Sunday, Unesco and a group of government stakeholders had earlier this year visited Mana Pools where they later consulted technical and legal advisers in the public and private sectors.

“As a result of its findings, Unesco Zimbabwe has advised the World Heritage Centre in Paris that it strongly discourages mining or mineral exploration in the world heritage property and its immediate environs and that the mining project on the Ruckomechi and Chewore rivers will not be allowed,” the society said.

The report said Unesco had revealed the project had a negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Values of the World Heritage Site and that mining activities would jeopardise all conservation initiatives within the park.

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