THE TRUST

The Tashinga Initiative Trust, working in close liaison with Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, provides support to its resource management and operations in the Zambezi Valley’s mosaic of protected areas under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority of Zimbabwe. These Protected Areas are also categorised as World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Intensive Protection Zone for Black Rhino, and fall into two Trans Frontier Conservation Areas, Kavango Zambezi in the north-west, and Lower Zambezi in the north-east.

Against the backdrop of highly intensified poaching scourge for ivory, rhino horn, bushmeat and fish the Project addresses the lack of operational capacity, illegal activity, unsustainable resource use and the needs of Ranger communities who are key to the ultimate protection of each National Park and Safari Area. Inadequate budgets for conservation puts prize wildlife species, such as rhino and elephant at extremely high risk from poachers, and this risk currently continues to escalate. Despite all challenges, committed field Rangers continue to record high rates of arrests and convictions in their antipoaching operations.

The Trust is Harare based, with hands-on field implementation in the Zambezi Valley, and audited by Price Waterhouse Coopers, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Against the backdrop of the highly intensified poaching scourge for ivory, rhino horn, bush meat and fish, the Trust addresses infrastructural needs,  enhancement of operational capacity, and the needs of Parks Rangers. This community is key to the ultimate protection of National Parks and Safari Areas.

Despite all challenges, committed field Rangers continue to record high rates of arrests and convictions in their anti-poaching operations and wildlife populations in some areas are growing as a result.
 

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