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.
Project Manager - Nyaminyami Human-wildlife Coexistence Project
Sibusiso Jaleel Khumalo is a Conservation ecologist with an interest in Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation. He holds a BSc in Biological Sciences with a major in ecology. He is currently finishing an MSc in Tropical Resources Ecology at the University of Zimbabwe.
Liomba is determined to understand the complex patterns of Human lion-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
Given is a sociologically-sensitive Ecologist keen to combine natural and social sciences to understand complex conservation issues and design effective interventions to conserve biodiversity. He is currently studying for his PhD at the University of Pretoria in South Africa
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.