Projects

  • Lowveld Wild Dog Project

    Despite their beauty, enigmatic nature, and incredible social structure, African wild dogs are the most endangered large carnivore in southern Africa, facing local extinction in many areas. The Lowveld Wild Dog Project actively promotes and facilitates the conservation of this endangered species in Zimbabwe through a combination of management-driven research, hands on conservation, education and outreach, and policy intervention. Learn More...

  • Addressing the Bushmeat Trade in SVC

    Illegal hunting for the bushmeat trade is emerging as one of, if not the greatest threat to wildlife populations in Africa. During recent years, Savé Valley Conservancy has been severely affected by illegal hunters who use snares to kill wildlife for meat to eat or sell. Snares are unselective, cruel and wasteful. AWCF conducted a major study into the threats posed by the bushmeat trade, and is assisting SVC with their program to address the underlying causes of the problem, and to protect wildlife from poachers. Learn More...

  • Protecting Black Rhinos in SVC

    Savé Valley Conservancy hosts a critically important population of black rhinos. These rhinos are severely threatened by a major upsurge in poaching, related to a spike in demand for rhino horn products in the Far East. AWCF is conducting urgent fund raising to allow for effective protection of this invaluable international biological asset. Learn More...

  • Gonarezhou Predator Project

    The Gonarezhou National Park in southeast Zimbabwe is a key part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park with major conservation potential. The Gonarezhou Predator Project aims to establish and improve the conservation status of the five large carnivore species (lions, leopards, African wild dogs, cheetahs and hyenas) in this spectacular National Park. Learn More...

  • Education and Outreach

    Education and community involvement and support are critical to successful long-term conservation. AWCF works throughout Zimbabwe’s southeast Lowveld to establish long term, sustainable environmental education projects in communities surrounding key wildlife areas. Learn More...

Underdogs - fantastic photographic book on the African Wild Dog - Buy your copy now!

Underdogs

Underdogs is the new book by award-winning wildlife photographer and author Neil Aldridge. Neil is very kindly offering a donation of £10 from each sale of the book through this promotion to our wild dog conservation project. Order your copy today at savethewilddogwithawcf.com and know that your money will go towards helping AWCF to secure a future for the African wild dog in Zimbabwe and beyond.

Chishakwe Ranch logo

Chishakwe Ranch hosts the AWCF field team and runs a volunteer program that includes a wide variety of conservation activities for a genuine, hand-on experience in African conservation. Chishakwe also has a safari lodge for clients. For more information, visit www.chishakwe.com.