Conservation & Projects we support wholeheartedly
Long Shields Lion Guardians / Hwange Lion Research
The Hwange Lion research project has been functioning in Hwange and the surrounding areas for 15 years now.The project falls under the umbrella of Oxford university’s WILDCRU (Wildlife and Conservation Research Unit). The core project is a long term ecological study and then there are specific questions and Lion conservation related issues being tackled on top of that.
One such project is Long Shields lion guardians. The aim is to work with the communities affected by lion predating on livestock and through improved animal husbandry and a “Lion alert” system we aim to reduce that effect. This, we hope, will engender a higher tolerance of lions.
for more information please go to www.wildcru.org
Painted Dog Conservation
Painted Dog Conservation is considered by many to be a model for conservation.
Our vision is to protect and increase the range and numbers of painted dogs in Zimbabwe.
Conservation through Action and Education is our mantra. We are driven by the belief that conservation does not occur on an island. PDC has highlighted limited environmental awareness and a lack of economic opportunities as significant factors threatening the future of the species. Consequently we have implemented an Education & Development Program that targets the local communities in our core operating area. Direct action strategies such as anti poaching units and a rehabilitation facility have been developed to combat the ever present threat from poaching. Our Visitors Centre teaches local and international visitors about the plight of the painted dogs and the Hwange ecosystem as a whole.
Our principal objective is to bring direct and real benefit to the local peoples in terms of increased employment and unparalleled education opportunities. The goal is not merely to teach new concepts about the environment, but to promote an emotional attachment to it that will lead to a lifelong attitude of caring for it.
Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe
Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe (CCPZ) helps to conserve cheetahs through (applied) research, education, collaboration and capacity building. Have you seen a cheetah in Zimbabwe, let us know via email@example.com.
Sandra Jones Centre
The Sandra Jones Centre is a home for orphans and abandoned babies and children in crisis. We have been operating for over 10 years and over 900 children have passed through our care. We currently have over 70 children in our care and the numbers are increasing almost daily.
Our mission statement is: “To restore babies, children and youth of Bulawayo to a state of physical, emotional and spiritual well being, sufficient for them to proceed/return to a normal, well adjusted lifestyle, preferably within the framework of their family and/or social structure.”