Not very, as it turns out. As this article notes, The Zimbabwe embassy in Stockholm reports that 13% of its territory is reserved as parks and wildlife estates. But the article goes on to chronicle a list of growing threats to Zimbabwe wildlife:
- conservancy areas are being eroded through occupation under the guise of the indigenization policy
- mining concessions are proliferating in national parks
- Zimbabwe’s food supply and drought problems encourage small wild game subsistence hunting
- this reduces prey available for top predators leading to increased human/predator interactions
- foreign nationals involved with mining and other industries may be contributing to elephant and rhino poaching
- Zimbabwe is undergoing deforestation. In some cases road building for mines provides increased opportunity for firewood collection which is proliferating as a subsistence industry. Road building also increases poaching access.