conservation-logoAfrica and its wildlife are under serious threat more so today than ever. In order to take action, concerned conservationists and stake holders of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park region have created a collaborative group and formed a not-for profit Trust, namely the Conservation & Wildlife Fund (CWF). The Hide is a founding member of The Conservation and Wildlife Fund which aims to work together with stakeholders, including other environmentalist and conservation groups, and local communities, in order to raise awareness, and provide adequate tools for the management of Zimbabwe’s precious wildlife resources.. The Hide also partners with leading research projects including Cheetah ResearchLeopard Research and Painted Dog Conservation.

Friends of Hwange

In 2005, a serious drought caused all but a couple of the waterholes in Hwange National Park to dry up. In the absence of any permanent surface water throughout the park, these waterholes are vital to the survival of all animals in the park. That year, over 1000 elephant died along with many thousands of other species. Desperate scenes were witnessed as herds of buffalo and impala, travelling long distances, arrived at a waterhole only to find it dry. All they could do was rest awhile before turning away to search for water elsewhere, or lying down to die. Elephant bullied their way through to hold their trunks at the pumps, depriving smaller animals of any chance to drink. To mitigate this distressing situation in future years, the Friends of Hwange formed a trust to try and keep as many waterholes supplied with water all year round. The Hide Safari Camp is proud to support this endeavour and the other work that Friends of Hwange undertakes. The camp is home to Friends of Hwange staff and helps to raise awareness and funding for the ongoing work.

If you would like to find out more, or kindly support this vital work, click here to visit the Friends of Hwange website.