Much of our work would not be possible without the assistance we receive from our generous partners. Partners contribute in a number of ways including through donations, through advocacy, through implementation of our objectives, and through the provision of expertise. We appreciate that no organisation seeking to achieve goals of the scale we have set ourselves, can be successful in solitude. As you peruse the site, please take some time to visit each of our partner pages below.
We feel that it is important for us to utilise implementing partners where we can as they are commonly already a part of the fabric of the communities and wilderness areas in which we conduct our work. All of our partners have numerous years of experience when it comes to dealing with local cultural, logistical and political issues and this experience is vital for us to be effective in executing our mission.
Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) have been a feature of the Lower Zambezi National Park since 1994 and their work is vital, if not pivotal. Their existence was precipitated by massive decline in elephant populations in Zambia during the 1990's. Since that time CLZ have worked collaboratively with the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) to actively promote and protect Zambia's natural heritage within the Lower Zambezi National Park. This work includes the running of a wildlife conservation education program, conducting anti-poaching efforts, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and addressing infrastructure needs to name a few. Needless to say, we are proud to call CLZ a partner.
The Tashinga Initiative Foundation (TTI) performs a similar role to that of CLZ, but on the Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River. The ongoing socio-economic crisis in Zimbabwe has meant that there is a very real need for assistance in the areas of anti-poaching, infrastructure development and maintenance, equipment provisioning and environmental education. The focus of TTI's work has been in the Victoria Falls, Chizarira, Matusadona and Mana Pools National Parks, and in the Chewore and Dande Safari Areas. Since 2001 there has been a 75% decline in elephant populations in the Sebungwe Region which includes Matusadona and Chizarira, and a 40% decline in elephant populations in Mana Pools. Quite clearly, Diwa Zambezi can play a vital part in providing support to these areas via the Tashinga Initiative Trust. Again, we are privileged to be able to call TTI a partner.
Corporate and Financial Partners
Ferguson Cannon Lawyers were instrumental in the legal formation of Diwa Zambezi and they continue to support us in all of our endeavours. As one of Queensland's premier legal practices, Ferguson Cannon not only pride themselves on their high level of client interaction and service, but on their commitment to give back to the local community on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. This commitment has now been emphatically extended to include overseas causes as evidenced by their continued support of Diwa Zambezi.
Creative Pulse are a multi-faceted design agency based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and we have them to thank for the development of our website. As with our other partners, Creative Pulse are focused on both exceptional client service delivery and active involvement in the community. Creative Pulse provide solutions in all areas of creative production including website, logo and stationery design, website development, corporate branding and online marketing.
Kascos Office Services provide services in the areas of book keeping, strategy consulting and compliance. They are responsible for the maintenance of our financial records and for our dealings with regulators including auditors and the Australian Taxation Office. We would be lost without them!
With representation across Australasia, WOMA (Australia) Pty Ltd, is a team of dedicated people merging global solutions with local ingenuity. They strive to be global leaders in the manufacturing and supply of Positive Displacement Pumps, Non-Positive Displacement Pumps, Vacuum Pumps, Manipulators & Robotics, Accessories, Spare Parts, Engineered Solutions, related Technologies, Technical Support and Training. They are committed to safety, research and development of new technologies and aspire towards excellence by focusing on their employees, customers, quality assurance, and environmental best practices.
- Implementing partners are instrumental in executing our work on the ground
- Corporate partners provide legal and compliance expertise
- Financial partners are the formal public advocates of Diwa Zambezi