Matebeleland North – Zimbabwe
SUPPORT FOCUS: Ranger Empowerment & Veterinary Work
In 2009 & 2010 the IAPF provided basic and intermediate training for rangers stationed within Victoria Falls National Park. The team of 26 rangers underwent integrated training over 8 months. Basic field equipment was donated as part of the training as well as life saving medical kits. 2 combat medical courses were conducted in 2012/13.
For the wildlife research laboratory, donated equipment from Australia was sent to the Trust. Much needed veterinary equipment such a brand new binocular microscope and surgical supplies were donated in 2011.
The Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance and promote environmental conservation in Southern Africa through hands-on wildlife research; management of a wildlife veterinary diagnostic laboratory and rehabilitation facility; the education and empowerment of local peoples in the sustainable utilization of indigenous resources through active involvement in conservation training and community outreach programs.