We feel that in order to be efficient in meeting our objectives, our efforts need to be focused, which is why we limit our initiatives to the Zambezi and the national parks in its vicinity. Furthermore, we make use of implementing partner organisations that are already adept at executing conservation initiatives in these areas. These partner organisations are detailed in the 'Our Partners' page of the website.
The national parks of the Zambezi are home to a multitude of species including a number of which are threatened. They include the African Lion, the African Wild Dog and the African Elephant. Moreover, the Matusadona National Park in particular, is home to the critically endangered Black Rhinoceros and it is one of the species’ last remaining natural sanctuaries. One of the ambitions of Diwa Zambezi is to reintroduce the Black Rhinoceros into the World Heritage listed Mana Pools National Park, and into the Lower Zambezi National Park. Through your assistance, this ambition can become a reality in time.
Unfortunately, the Zambezi’s national parks are constantly subjected to a variety of threats including subsistence and commercial poaching, irresponsible development practices, and burgeoning human populations. We serve to combat these threats through provision of the following:
- Assisting the relevant national parks authorities with anti-poaching deployments and training requirements;
- Ensuring the safety of rangers and their families;
- Conducting research in furtherance of advocating sustainable behaviour concerning all who come into contact with the Zambezi and its parks;
- Trialling of wildlife drone technology for game counts and anti-poaching efforts; and
- Addressing the infrastructure and communication needs of remote areas.
Community Awareness and Support
- Delivery of environmental education via outreach programs;
- Direct community involvement in management of the land; and
- Human-wildlife conflict minimisation.
- Advocating sustainable game management practices;
- Providing informed research papers to relevant parties;
- Maintaining dialogue with the custodians of the land; and
- General advocacy activities in the interest of preserving the Zambezi and her parks for posterity.
- Wildlife Protection and Conservation
- Community Awareness and Education