VICTORIA FALLS WILDLIFE TRUST is a “boots on the ground” organization working tirelessly to protect Zimbabwe’s wildlife. Our goal is to make a real difference at the end of each day by executing effective applied conservation strategies through mutually-beneficial partnerships. We have the support of key stakeholders, including NGOs, governmental wildlife agencies, the private sector, tribal leaders, and rural communities.
Our overhead is low, our results are measurable and impressive and feed directly into our mission. To achieve our goal, we’re invested in four program areas:
1) ecological and veterinary research and field work,
2) wildlife rehabilitation and reintroduction, and
3) mitigating human-wildlife conflict, and
4) community-based, hands-on outreach and education.
Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris, which aims to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of children in Africa.
Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas. If we are to ensure that these places continue to exist – in this generation and those to come – we need the rural children of Africa to understand the importance of conservation and its relevance in their lives. Hence, our Children in the Wilderness programme: an environmental and life skills educational programme for children, focusing on the next generation of decision-makers; inspiring them to care for their natural heritage and to become the custodians of these areas in the future.
This is achieved in a variety of ways – from hosting Eco-Club programmes at local schools, to running camps at Wilderness Safaris and partner camps, for the children within the rural communities that live on the edges of the wild areas of Africa.