Organisation

African Wildlife Conservation Fund



NAME African Wildlife Conservation Fund (AWCF)
COUNTRY Zimbabwe
REGION Southeast lowveld
AREAS OF FOCUS Monitoring and management-focussed research, community education and engagement, conservation awareness, hands-on conservation, anti-poaching
NO. OF PAINTED WOLVES IN THE AREA 250-300
KEY PERSONNEL Rosemary Groom, Jess Watermeyer, Victor Chibaya, Rueben Bote, Elice Dheimani, Amy Wolton

AWCF’s mission is to conserve viable populations of endangered African wild dogs and other large carnivores in Zimbabwe, as well as the prey species and habitats on which they depend, through research, hands-on conservation, education, community engagement and policy dialogue.

The AWCF monitors and protects African wild dogs (painted wolves) and other carnivores through a holistic approach to conservation across the Southeast lowveld region of Zimbabwe, working extensively in and around the Savé Valley Conservancy, and the Gonarezhou National Park.

Their approach includes management driven research, hands-on conservation, the promotion of human-wildlife coexistence, as well as community education and engagement, with a focus on improving school education standards and community livelihoods, to ensure the sustainability of their approach and continued meaningful outputs for conservation.