Conservation & Projects we support wholeheartedly
The Soft Foot Alliance
The Soft Foot Alliance is based in the community living on the edge of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
We use simple solutions to regenerate the landscape for all people and wildlife. ‘Tread softly’ is our motto and finding simple solutions so people can co-exist with other ‘soft feet’ on the landscape, Elephants, Lions, Hyenas, Baboons and Honey-badgers. These are the species, which are the hardest for people to live alongside; as Lions, Hyenas and Honey Badgers kill livestock and Elephants and Baboons raid crops. We work in a way so that all voices are heard using a participatory approach and focus on training communities in how to solve these problems.
Painted Dog Conservation
Painted Dog Conservation is considered by many to be a model for conservation.
Our vision is to protect and increase the range and numbers of painted dogs in Zimbabwe.
Conservation through Action and Education is our mantra. We are driven by the belief that conservation does not occur on an island. PDC has highlighted limited environmental awareness and a lack of economic opportunities as significant factors threatening the future of the species. Consequently we have implemented an Education & Development Program that targets the local communities in our core operating area. Direct action strategies such as anti poaching units and a rehabilitation facility have been developed to combat the ever present threat from poaching. Our Visitors Centre teaches local and international visitors about the plight of the painted dogs and the Hwange ecosystem as a whole.
Our principal objective is to bring direct and real benefit to the local peoples in terms of increased employment and unparalleled education opportunities. The goal is not merely to teach new concepts about the environment, but to promote an emotional attachment to it that will lead to a lifelong attitude of caring for it.
Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe
Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe (CCPZ) helps to conserve cheetahs through (applied) research, education, collaboration and capacity building.
Sandra Jones Centre
The Sandra Jones Centre is a home for orphans and abandoned babies and children in crisis. We have been operating for over 10 years and over 900 children have passed through our care. We currently have over 70 children in our care and the numbers are increasing almost daily.
Our mission statement is: “To restore babies, children and youth of Bulawayo to a state of physical, emotional and spiritual well being, sufficient for them to proceed/return to a normal, well adjusted lifestyle, preferably within the framework of their family and/or social structure.”
Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie Game Reserve) is the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe. The park lies in the west, on the main road between Bulawayo and the Victoria Falls and near to Dete.