WHAT ARE INVASIVE SPECIES?

The Environmental Management ACT (CAP 20:27) of 2002 defines Invasive alien species as,exotic plants which have become naturalized and threaten the existence of indigenous species by penetrating and replacing indigenous vegetation. Invasive alien species came as ornamental plants from countries as far as South America. These species also come as a result of a tendency by foreigners to continuously desire to be associated with their areas of origin; a phenomenon called “cultural baggage”.

INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES IN ZIMBABWE

The following plant species are specified as the most common invasive alien species in Zimbabwe. Cactus Rosea (Opuntia fulgida) is common in Matebeleland South

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AIR POLLUTION FROM VEHICLE EMMISSIONS

Air Pollution is the introduction of substances or surplus energy as waste products of human activities into the atmosphere which directly or indirectly adversely alter the quality of the environment or cause undesirable effects on man, animals, vegetation or materials. The waste may be gaseous or particulate emissions. Transportation is a major source of air pollutants. Vehicles are probably the largest single source of pollutants such as hydrocarbons, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Vehicle emissions are a major source of air pollution in urban areas (2014)

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Vision, Mission & Values

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    A clean, safe and healthy environment supporting an empowered society, a sustainable and growing economy by 2030.
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    To regulate, monitor and promote sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment with stakeholder participation.
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    • Transparency • Professionalism • Timeous response • Stakeholder Participation • Unhu / Ubuntu •Team work •
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