Matebeleland North - Zimbabwe
SUPPORT FOCUS: Wilderness Protection
Since 2009 the IAPF has provided small grants of up to $3000 to VFAPU for operational costs. Intermediate and specialist training has also been delivered as well as field equipment being donated.
2 patrol medical courses were also conducted in 2012 & 2013.
Operating in the same region, the IAPF and VFAPU share wildlife crime information and operate collaboratively in the protection of their respective areas.
The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of our local wildlife and natural resources. Surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park, the town of Victoria Falls is located in one of the most beautiful environments on earth, with unspoilt expanses of wilderness, abundant wildlife and spectacular settings, drawing tourists from around the world.
However with the beauty of the location comes with some heavy burdens of human and animal conflict. VFAPU tries to ease some of the burdens by protecting the wildlife and habitat from poacher pressure (subsistence and commercial), as well rescue and rehabilitate animals injured by human interference.