Our Mission

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

 

Our Approach

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.

 

Our Vision

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. 

 

Dr Moreangels Mbizah

Founder and Executive Director

Born and raised in Zimbabwe. She has a DPhil in Zoology from the University of Oxford. Moreangels is passionate about inspiring the next generation of African conservationist and building the capacity of future African conservation leaders

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Simbarashe Chatikobo

Project Manager -Debshan Research Project

Simba holds a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Animal and Wildlife Sciences. He is passionate about local involvement in conservation matters and cultivating locally driven solutions to conservation challenges

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Tapiwa  Prosper  
Chimbadzwa

 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 coexistence between humans, wildlife, and the environment for the world to see positive peace.

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Sibusiso Khumalo

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.

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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

 

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Liomba-Junior Mathe

Scientific Advisor

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

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Ruth Moyo

Finance and Administration Manager

Ruth is  passionate about adventure,nature and animals.She is a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Solusi University and intends to grow up the academic ladder in order to become an expert in her role. 

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Nick Ncube

Attachment student 

 

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.

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Goodman Zhongove

Attachment student

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.

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Kelvin Edison Mapisa

Attachment student  

 

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.

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