Our mission is to promote human-wildlife coexistence and socio-economic development of communities living adjacent to wildlife areas. This would ultimately lead to the conservation of wildlife in these human dominated landscapes.
We believe that conservation success depends on the involvement of communities and citizens in every conservation effort, as well as ensuring that communities benefit from coexisting with wildlife
Although one of our ultimate goals is to conserve wildlife, we also focus on empowering communities living adjacent to wildlife areas and improving their livelihoods. We believe that seeking and developing economic empowerment opportunities will have a net effect of reducing the community’s dependence on illegal activities i.e., bush meat poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
We envisage a world where humans and wild animals thrive together in harmony
Meet Our Team
We are a team of Zimbabwean Conservationists working to save our wildlife and improve the lives of the people that live alongside the wildlife.
Public Engagement Programs Manager
Tapiwa is a certified Peace Practitioner whose interest is vested in advocating for pro-poor policies for development, equal and meaningful participation of local communities in decision making, and human-animal conflict mitigation. He believes that there should be peaceful coexistence between humans, wildlife, and the environment for the world to see positive peace.
Project Manager - Nyaminyami Human-wildlife Coexistence Project
Sibusiso Jaleel Khumalo is a Conservation ecologist whose prime interest is in achieving peaceful coexistence between wildlife and communities residing in boundaries of wildlife areas. He is also a holder of a masters degree in Tropical Resources Ecology.
Vimbainashe Eunick Chitauro
Conservation Education Programs Manager
Vimbainashe is a young lady highly passionate about wildlife conservation and conservation education. She has been passionate about wildlife ever since she was a little girl, all thanks to some National Geographic VHS tapes. Vimbainashe believes wildlife shows and connects her to a power greater than herself
Is a Zimbabwean-Oxford trained conservationist determined to understanding the complex patterns of Human predator-conflict along the edges of Protected Areas (PAs) and better contribute to improving rural livelihood systems by mitigating the conflict and provide ongoing contributions to conserve Africa’s lions. He is an active member of the African Lion Working Group (ALWG) and the KAZA Carnivore Conservation Coalition (KCCC), providing ongoing contributions to the conservation of the African lion.
Nick is studying a Bachelor of Sciences Honours Degree in Wildlife Resources Management at Lupane State University. He is interested in securing carnivore populations in natural landscapes occupied by both humans and wildlife through carnivore research and use of different human-wildlife conflict mitigation strategies to promote coexistence between wildlife and people.
Goodman is a student with Lupane State University. He is undertaking a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Wildlife Resources Management. He is interested in research and scientific publication. His conservation fight is to prevent extinction, so that the beauty of all wildlife resources can continue to be appreciated by generations to come.
Kelvin Edison Mapisa
Kevin who has rural background was saddened by the indiscriminate killing of wildlife by poachers in his rural home, viewing this as a threat to wildlife populations from a young age. He has always been drawn to conservation, joined several such clubs as a result and ultimately enrolled with Chinhoyi University of Technology to study for a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation.
Lorraine holds a Bachelor's Science Honors Degree in Natural Resources Management. She loves to do game drives, nature walks, and her hobby is Beekeeping. Lorraine desires to see a world where everyone has a voice and a place in the conservation of Natural Resources and our Environment.
Tatenda is a growing professional in research and media management who holds an Honors Degree in Media and Society Studies. He is passionate about disseminating wildlife and conservation news. Tatenda believes that conservation is an integral part of biodiversity management especially in the era of extinction and climate change, hence the need to raise awareness on conservation and environmental issues.