Chiredzi African Wildlife Trust

The purpose of the Chiredzi River African Wildlife Trust is to preserve and protect sustainable wildlife and wild spaces in the Chiredzi River Conservancy (CRC). Our efforts are focused on the species, habitat, and people of the southeast Zimbabwe Lowveld.

Anti-Poaching and Habitat

The vast amount of our efforts are concentrated on our anti-poaching team and preserving the habitat. These diligent dedicated game scouts patrol the majority of the CRC on foot intercepting wildlife poachers and illegal tree harvesters. Firebreaks, consistent water supplies, and feed plans for drought years are also a huge part of our conservation efforts.

Looking to the Future

Our vision is to include the Chiredzi River Conservancy in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area. This will connect South Africa's Kruger National Park, Mozambique's Limpopo National Park, Zimbabwe's Gonarezhou National Park, the Chiredzi River Conservancy, Malilangwe Trust, and the Save Valley Conservancy. In all, over 36,000 square miles.

Our Goal

To relieve the Chiredzi River Conservancy (CRC) of human-wildlife conflict in the designated wildlife areas. The creation of a wildlife corridor will allow the animals to move freely through their unmolested habitat. Our motivation is to preserve the beautiful trees, natural resources, and all African species for future generations

Support The Community

Education is the key. We start at the grade school level by providing much needed school supplies to the schools in the CRC. The teachers teach the value of the wildlife and the natural resources. The community leaders recognize the legacy of the land and the animals will not be there for future generations if the resources continue to be exploited.

What We Give Back

We are a 100% volunteer organization. No fat cats collecting salaries here. 83% of the money we raise goes directly to support our projects in Africa. (We have to keep a little back for fundraising and administrative costs!) To date, we have spent over a quarter of a million dollars in our conservation efforts.

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Advocate: Since 2000, SCI has spent $140 million on protecting the freedom to hunt through policy advocacy, litigation, and education for federal and state legislators to ensure hunting is protected for future generations. Through direct involvement and partnerships with like-minded organizations, SCI has become a political force in Washington, D.C. and other world capitals.

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30% of the funds raised at the Wichita Chapter of SCI banquet go to to SCI International to support their efforts on a truly global scale.  70% of the funs raised go to supporting projects selected by the Board of Directors to support primarily Kansas based projects including KDWP Youth Hunter Education, Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, Pass It On! Outdoor Mentors, and more.  We also support international conservation groups like Chiredzi River African Wildlife Trust (CRAWT) and Conservation Force.