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Victoria Falls artist supports ongoing conservation efforts

The name Larry Norton has become renowned globally in creative and artistic circles as one of Zimbabwe’s most famous professional artists specialising in wildlife and landscapes of Africa. Born on a game farm in North-East Zimbabwe in 1963, Larry’s love for the wildlife and landscapes of the country became his signature artistic expression when he …

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Conservation organisations collaboratively cover 6,000km on anti-poaching patrols during lockdown

It has been just under three months since the national lockdown started in Zimbabwe on 30 March 2020. As expected the downturn in tourism revenue flowing into the Victoria Falls region has unfortunately resulted in an increase in poaching and ecological-related illegal activities. Statistics released today highlight how the private sector players, in collaboration with …

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Collaborative efforts for wildlife security continue

It hasn’t only been the Task Force and Medical Teams who have been hard at work during the lockdown. Just as important to the long term well being and recovery of tourism to the region, is one of the major attractants to visitors, ensuring that the wildlife and landscapes are protected. The Zimbabwe National Parks …

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Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust distribute 100 masks to local rural community

Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, in collaboration with Annelies Finnaughty Weller, have disseminated 100 face masks to 40 villages (2 per village) as part of their sustainable livelihoods project. Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust supports five Community Guardians in the rural community surrounding Victoria Falls who assist with Human Wildlife Conflict mitigation on behalf of their respective …

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Two snared animals darted and treated in joint operation

This morning the teamwork of Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust, Zambezi Horse Safaris, Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit, David Carson and Zimparks paid off and we were able to locate and dart a snared male waterbuck with a bad snare on its right back leg and a male impala with a snare around the neck. The …

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Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit on patrols to ensure wildlife security

Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit, together with the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management, have increased and enhanced their patrols in and around Victoria Falls to support ongoing collaborative efforts to ensure the preservation of the wildlife and habitats that make Victoria Falls such an attractive destination to visit. These organisations have done a remarkable …

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Rescued orphan bushbuck thriving back in the wild

The young male bushbuck that was raised in the wildlife orphanage at Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust after being found abandoned has been released back into the wild. The animal has joined up with Kalala the female bushbuck, also an orphan that was released on the property last year, and they are sometimes seen even feeding …

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Snared wildebeest immobilized and treated

Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust working in conjunction with the anti-poaching scouts from Wild Horizons Elephant Camp have managed to immobilize and treat a wildebeest that had been caught in a wire snare. The treatment process went well and the animal is expected to make a full recovery. A big thank you to the hard working …

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Schools take part in quiz to celebrate World Wildlife Day

As part of yesterday’s World Wildlife Day celebrations, Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust joined 8 schools from Victoria Falls for a Wildlife Day Quiz! The primary school kids went through 3 rounds of questions related to wildlife conservation and general knowledge – in the end, Kings Primary School won the competition! Many thanks to African Lion …