“Wildlife and wild landscapes are not just ‘nice to haves’. Not only is Africa’s natural capital of immense economic value to local communities, the continent’s incredible biodiversity plays a huge role in fighting the climate crisis. Protecting these landscapes has never been more important. We are very grateful to Africa Exclusive for selecting us as one of the charities supported by the incredible Zambezi expedition.”
Ashleigh, Communications Manager from Tusk1. Painted Dog Conservation
The project provides access to environmental education, healthcare, vaccinations, livestock security and in some cases electricity.
Funds raised will support livelihoods of local communities through boots on the ground, education, nutritional gardens, clinic, Art and Craft centre and vet services.
We spent time with the project during the Zambezi Expedition - watch the film here2. Zambian Carnivore Programme
The initiative currently works across the country’s major large carnivore populations running long-term, field-based projects in Eastern Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, the Greater Liuwa Ecosystem, and the Greater Kafue Ecosystem.
Funding will help support conservation in action including anti-snaring, anti-trafficking and human-wildlife conflict mitigation, as well as land-use planning, large landscape conservation, and species restoration.
Funds will also support the Women in Wildlife Conservation Programme, which enables the employment and training of women throughout the organisation, helping them gain practical field experience.