How you can help

How you can help

THE BIG PICTURE:
MAZOWE RIVER GAME RESERVE

We work together with subsistence farmers to build game reserves on communal land. In time these will become a major game corridor. This is a visionary project, relying on the goodwill of local people to build a better future through wildlife conservation and wildlife tourism.

 

It is the vision of one man, Iain Jarvis, who has been a conservationist in Zimbabwe all his life, and has the expertise and experience to make it happen, through his Wilderness Africa Trust.

Fifty years ago elephant roamed this area. Now, thanks to Wilderness Africa Trust,  it is safe to bring them back. We have already brought in Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Kudu, Impala, Bushbuck and Giraffes. The National Park at Umfurudzi, under the new name of Umfurudzi Park, is restocking a wide range of game, including Cheetahs, Leopards and Elephants.

We are improving the lives of the villagers with employment, roads, schools, boreholes and health clinics. Although only 120km  from Harare, this is a remote area with little infrastructure - no mains electricity for example.

The villagers lease us their unused land which we fence and stock with wildlife. We develop visitor facilities to encourage people to this beautiful part of the world. This provides employment and income.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

 Wildlife

We urgently need more breeding stock. Buy and name your company's own Giraffe £1580/USD2,500,  Zebra £570/USD900 or Impala £110/USD170; or an iconic Sable Antelope £3470/USD5,500.

Thank you tmd Surveyors of London for sponsoring TiMiD the Zebra.  He's arriving soon at Nyagande Game Park.

 

Infrastructure

Mungagatore Mountain (pictured above) needs several kilometres of game fencing.  One kilometre costs in the region of USD5000 or £3150.  Please help us make it safe.

 

 Health

Many villages do not have clean drinking water and all ages suffer from parasitic and other infections from contaminated water.  A borehole costs £4,800 or USD7,735.

 

 Education

Wilderness Africa runs conservation courses for local school-children so they can see and understand about their wonderful wildlife heritage. Each 4 day course for 20 children and two teachers costs USD1,500 or £1000.  

The children have already proved to be great ambassadors for this new way of looking at wildlife. Historically it has always been seen as food, now it has greater value to the community for wildlife tourism and employment.