“Zimbabwean World Heritage Site Under Siege by Oil Explorers”

"zimbabwean World Heritage Site Under Siege By Oil Explorers"

Verily, behold, a most peculiar occurrence hath come to pass. The esteemed land of Mana Pools, a World Heritage Site bestowed with honor by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, hath been set upon by a company called Shalom Mining, who seek to extract oil and gas from this sacred land. A notice in Zimbabwean Government Gazette maketh this known to the public.

Mana Pools abut the Zambezi River, its southern shoreline marking the boundary between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The river doth wander through a floodplain attracting within its coursing many wild creatures, and the site hosts various high-end lodgings charging a sizeable fee of $1 000 a night. An immense area of 676 600 hectares encompass the Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari areas, forming a heritage site of utmost importance.

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“On the banks of the Zambezi, great cliffs overhang the river and the floodplains” So describeth Unesco, in homage to this most alluring site. “The area is home to a remarkable concentration of wild animals, including elephants, buffalo, leopards and cheetahs.”

Shalom Mining desireth to investigate oil and gas deposits over an area of 130 000 hectares and objections may be voiced until the 19th of May, according to the Mining Affairs Board.

Shalom is a Zimbabwean company, states Pfungwa Kunaka, chairman of the board, with no further details given.

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