We are dedicated to building the capacity of local communities to protect and coexist with wildlife, while improving community livelihoods
The mission of Wildlife Conservation Action is to build the capacity of local communities to protect and coexist with wildlife, while improving community livelihoods. We aim to take a landscape level approach to conservation that takes into account the needs of people, wildlife and the environment. We achieve this through sound-scientific research, conservation action, capacity building, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, environmental education and sustainable livelihood strategies
Our Priority Action Areas
We strive to instill knowledge and a sense of appreciation for the environment, nature and wildlife among the school children, future conservation leaders, community members and the general public
Our human-wildlife co-existence projects are focused on reducing costs and increasing benefits. We are working with local communities in reducing and preventing incidence of conflict and increasing the benefits communities get from living alongside wildlife and improving community livelihoods.
In human dominated landscapes co-existence between humans and wildlife can only be achieved when loss of human life and livelihoods (crops and livestock) to wildlife is reduced. The project’s vision is to restore wildlife populations that benefit communities living in the Sebungwe landscape of north western Zimbabwe.
The project's objective is to improve HWC mitigation and monitoring in Mbire District hotspot areas. It is specifically addressing human-carnivore mitigation through provision of predator proof cattle bomas and reinforcement of existing conventional livestock kraals.
Guardians Of The Wild (GOTW)
Guardians of the Wild (GOTW) is our conservation education program, which is aimed at educating children in rural and urban schools about the importance of conservation and sustainable development. This is achieved through the establishment of conservation clubs in the schools, all under the name GUARDIANS OF THE WILD.
The project is focused on informing the general public about Wildlife Conservation Action's operations, enabling knowledge transfer, mutual benefit, and community involvement in conservation projects. It is also providing an opportunity for ecologists to engage with the general public through interactive activities and events, such as webinars, capacity-building and training programs, online challenges, blogging, and public awareness campaigns.
Shangani Carnivore Project
Predator research in Zimbabwe is still predominantly carried out in national parks, however private land can potentially provide suitable habitat for their conservation therefore it is essential to increase research in these landscapes so as to come up with practical solutions to conservation problems.
“If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.”
― Steve Irwin