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 Dog.
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 is a registered non-profit in the US (FIN: 26-0571535, a registered Trust in Zimbabwe (Prot. No.: 0000476/2012) and a registered charity in the UK (Charity # 1186260). We work in partnership with the Zimbabwean Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, under permits from the Research Council of Zimbabwe and with the support of the Ministry of Education.