The signs of wildlife are returning...
The rains are falling across Zimbabwe and the bush is bursting with life.
January 16, 2021
Akashinga Training Kicks Off with Excitement in Songo
Pictured above: Sergeant Bennet Matema, graduate of the Akashinga Instructor Wing in Phundundu, sings with the team of Songo recruits as they jog toward camp during one of their many drills.
December 7, 2020
Meet the Akashinga Instructors leading Songo to success
We place high expectations on the IAPF Akashinga rangers. They are, after all, risking their lives everyday on the frontline to protect the world’s most vulnerable wildlife against illegal poaching and trafficking.
November 23, 2020
Akashinga recruitment in Songo advances and so does IAPF’s impact.
After interviewing hundreds of applicants from the five surrounding communities we shortlisted 100 recruits.
November 6, 2020
Our mission to expand Akashinga has begun
After rigorous interviews at 1 of the 5 villages IAPF is recruiting rangers from, these women have been chosen to attempt the 72-hour selection phase of physical and mental endurance.
October 11, 2020
It takes a village to... change the world
Communities throughout the Zambezi Valley thrive when they are surrounded by people like you. People who are committed to supporting and empowering them to protect their own wildlife and sovereign lands.
October 5, 2020
Introducing Songo: More Land, More Rangers, More Wildlife
The solution to ending wildlife trafficking is much bigger than just fighting poaching in the wilderness of Africa.
September 22, 2020
Akashinga (“The Brave Ones”) nature protected by women
‘Fortress-style’ conservation is no longer an effective or long-lasting solution to building relationships or sustainable nature preservation practices. An innovative model is needed: one that brings communities and conservation together. This model is Akashinga.
July 30, 2020
LEADRanger – Kenya: Servicing East & Southern Africa
In remote, dynamic and demanding environments Rangers need access to continuous professional development by their peers, in their own language and their own workplace.
July 29, 2020
Ranger camps prepare for the invisible enemy and increased poaching
While over the years we have grown as an organisation, above all else right now we remain flexible. Our mission has multiple fronts. Our first priority is protecting our staff in the fight against an invisible enemy that is all around us.
April 13, 2020