Helping to build a community of practice

We don’t just champion mountains we also champion the region’s scientists too. We do this by working closely with like minded partners such as Afromontane Research Unit (part of the University of the Free State) and the Mount Mulanje Conservation Trust to Zim Parks and Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO).

By working together we enhance our capacity to safeguard Southern African mountains and ensure the long-term preservation of these vital and fragile ecosystems. Together, we achieve more.

The Manica Highlands Initiative

The Manica Highlands are a linear transboundary mountain range shared by Zimbabwe and Mozambique, covering about 8,500 square kilometers. It features diverse landscapes with forests, woodlands, and moorlands, including the highest peaks in Zimbabwe (Mt Nyangani, 2,593 m) and Mozambique (Monte Binga, 2,440 m).

The Manica Highlands Initiative was established in 2011 by Professor Ralph Clark of the University of Free State with the aims of promoting research and sustainable practices in the region.

In November 2023, Dr. Anthony Mapaura from the University of Free State took over running with Manica Highlands Initiative with our support and assistance.

Key activities of the Manica Highlands Initiative:

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Mountains Matter. They are home to 15% of the world’s population, host about half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, provide freshwater for everyday life to half of the global population and help to sustain agriculture and supply clean energy and medicines. Help us to protect them.

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