Zimbabwe wetlands construction triggers conservation worries

Years of drought in Zimbabwe have led to water shortages.
And in many urban areas, landowners are being blamed for invading and building on wetlands.
Environmentalists say this has led to a drastic decline in groundwater levels.

Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.

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In This Story: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls make a thundering 108m drop into narrow Batoka Gorge, where there’s white-water rafting and bungee-jumping. Downstream are Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks, home to hippos, rhinos and birdlife.

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