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.
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.