Wuparo Conservancy

Region: 
Zambezi
Population: 
1 076
Area km2: 
148
Date registered: 
December, 1999
Address: 
P.O. Box 1707, Ngweze
Telephone: 
066 - 252518
Geographical features: 

Originally a floodplain but now a mosaic of woodland and grassland. Average annual rainfall of 600 mm.

Unusual or important features: 

Wuparo lies between the Mudumu and Mamili National Parks.

Major wildlife resources: 

Lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, roan, tsessebe, kudu, duiker, reedbuck, blue wildebeest, warthog.

Management: 

Management Committee of two women and eight men. Executive Committee of six members; staff of seven Community Game Guards, a Manager, a Community Resource Monitor, a Treasurer and a Secretary; wildlife monitoring using annual count on foot and Event Book monitoring system.

Enterprises: 

Wuparo Campsite (community campsite); trophy hunting; crafts; Rupara Environmental Centre.

Meaning of conservancy name: 
Wuparo means "life" in Siyeyi
Conservancy coordinates: 
POLYGON ((23.61 -18.332, 23.627 -18.233, 23.618 -18.203, 23.717 -18.203, 23.727 -18.254, 23.703131 -18.325606, 23.70228 -18.328161, 23.701039 -18.331883, 23.701 -18.332, 23.61 -18.332))
Chairperson: 
0818021894
Manager: 
0813671677