African Wild Dogs
In Zimbabwe

Maintaining healthy & viable populations of African Wild Dogs


Our mission is to maintain healthy and viable populations of African Wild Dogs and other large carnivores in Zimbabwe,

…as well as the habitats and prey species on which they depend. We achieve this through a combination of research, conservation and education, with a focus on improving school education standards and community livelihoods around key protected areas.

The African Wildlife Conservation Fund is a registered trust in Zimbabwe (Registered Trust Number 0000476/2012) a registered non-profit organisation in the United States (FIN: 26-0571535) and a registered charity in the UK (Charity # 1186260). The work is done with the support of the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, the Research Council of Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Education.

Our Projects


Endangered African Wild Dogs are the flagship species of our work and organisation, and a priority species for conservation…


AWCF established the Gonarezhou Predator Project in 2009 in response to concerns over the Park’s severely depleted…


Alongside our field conservation and research efforts, the African Wildlife Conservation Fund runs a comprehensive…


AWCF understands that conservation and environmentally-sensitive behaviour can be a luxury when you don’t…

The African Wildlife Conservation Fund (AWCF) is a non-profit organization and a Zimbabwean-registered Trust, dedicated to the conservation of the large carnivore guild of southern Africa, with a particular emphasis on the endangered African Wild Dogs.

The AWCF formed in 2005, having grown out of the Lowveld Wild Dog Project which started in 1996. We are 100% field-based and with over 2 decades of experience, are well placed to make a genuine, substantial and long lasting contribution to the conservation of Africa’s large carnivores, as well as the prey and habitats on which they depend.

AWCF partners with:

Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority
The Gonarezhou Conservation Trust
Save Valley Conservancy

To conserve viable populations of endangered African Wild Dogs and other large carnivores in Zimbabwe, through research, hands-on conservation, education, community engagement and policy dialogue.

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There are only 650 African Wild Dog packs left in the whole world.
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