To promote Human-Wildlife coexistence and sustainable socio-economic development of communities through wildlife and habitat conservation, conflict mitigation, conservation education, training, and capacity building
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 biodiversity is protected through community-based conservation.
Meet Our Team
We are a team of African 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 holds a BSc Hons Degree in Peace, Conflict, and Governance from Great Zimbabwe University. Tapiwa believes that there should be peaceful coexistence between humans, wildlife, and the environment for the world to see positive peace.
Finance and Administration Manager
Rudadiso is passionate about the creation of an ecocentric accounting system based on profound green concepts. She graduated with honors from the University of Zimbabwe with a Bachelor of Accounts degree. Through her work, Rudadiso seeks to encourage human-animal coexistence.
Nyaminyami Coexistence Project
Kudakwashe is an astute environmentalist with a strong desire to see humans take full responsibility for environmental preservation. He holds a BSc Hons Degree in Geography and Environmental Sciences from Midlands State University. He envisions a society in which humans and animals coexist in peace and share available resources such as water, air, and land equally.
Natsani Brandon Dube
Mbire Coexistence Project
Brandon is a wildlife enthusiast and conservationist who grew up in the Bulilima District's Dombodema Area. He graduated from Lupane State University with a BSc Hons Degree in Animal Science and Rangeland Management. He believes that through conserving biodiversity, we are also conserving ourselves, and that it is our responsibility to ensure human-animal coexistence, because we are all part of the world and must share it with wildlife.
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.
Tumelo is a student at the University of Zimbabwe . He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Biological Sciences majoring in Ecology. He is enthusiastic about long-term wildlife management. His conservation efforts are motivated by firsthand experiences of wildlife population decimation due to poaching in his rural home of Binga, Sinampande.
Attachment student 2022
Moono is studying an Animal Science and Rangeland Management Bachelor of Agriculture Sciences Honours Degree at Lupane State University. She grew up in a rural household in Zambia's Sinasongwe, where she witnessed human-animal violence. This encounter has inspired her to pursue a degree in wildlife sciences in order to effectively contribute to the development of sustainable human-animal conflict mitigation methods as a strategy to support peaceful coexistence between humans and animals.
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.
Francisca is a student at Chinhoyi University of Technology, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Wildlife, Ecology, and Conservation. She is passionate about wildlife biology and hopes to make a significant contribution to endangered species conservation through research and advocacy.
Batabilili Community Guardians
Chastity is enthusiastic about wildlife protection, and she was inspired to do so after growing up in an area with a diverse range of wildlife. She aspires to further her education and establish herself as a force to be reckoned with in the male-dominated profession of conservation.
Tapfumaneyi aims to foster human-wildlife coexistence by educating local communities about wildlife's importance. She also wants to be a part of developing and implementing livestock predation mitigation measures in the Mola area and elsewhere.
Ezekiel adores nature, and he is dedicated to its preservation so that future generations can enjoy it in its natural setting. . He aspires t o become professional guide. In order to become a professional guide, he wants to improve his abilities and expertise in animal protection through hands on experience .
Ishmael is dedicated to finding practical solutions to livestock predation in the Mola area where he grew up. He wants to put an end to local populations' retaliatory killings of large carnivores by introducing non-lethal livestock predation mitigation methods. Carnivores, according to Ishmael, have the potential to improve the livelihoods of the Mola people through tourism, so they must be protected.
Charles grew up in Mola, where he witnessed lions and hyenas prey on livestock. He was inspired to participate in the development and implementation of livestock predation mitigation measures after firsthand experience with these negative human-animal interactions.
Governor considers livestock farming to be a source of prosperity in his community, thus losing them is a significant loss. Given the scenario of cattle predation in the Mola area where he lives, he was inspired to try to develop long-term answers to the challenges that his community was experiencing. He also intends to continue his education and pursue a career in conservation.
Pardon comes from a rural family where he spent his childhood dealing with wildlife. He's come to understand the value of wildlife to human survival and the ecosystem. As a result, he strives to promote human-animal coexistence by finding answers to the community's predation and crop-raiding issues.
Sailos is concerned about the decline of lion populations in the Nyaminyami District and around the world. As a result, he chose conservation as a means of helping to save lions from extinction and finding a solution to the community's predation problem, which is primarily caused by lions in the area that he comes from.
Past Attachment Students
Tellmore is passionate about educating local communities about the importance of wildlife conservation through reducing human intrusion into wildlife regions and protecting wildlife corridors as a strategy of mitigating human-animal conflict. He believes that by doing so, humans and animals will be able to coexist peacefully.
Attachment Student 2021
Goodman is a student at 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. He was part of our Shangani Carnivore Project 2021 team.
Kelvin E. Mapisa
Attachment Student 2021
Kelvin 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 the Chinhoyi University of Technology to study for a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Wildlife, Ecology, and Conservation. He was part of our Shangani Carnivore Project 2021 team.
Attachment Student 2021
Nick is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Wildlife Resources Management at Lupane State University. He is passionate about large-carnivore conservation, promoting human-wildlife coexistence and improving local community livelihoods. He was part of our Nyaminyami Coexistence Project 2021 team.