The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit
Simply Africa supports conservation in Africa and one of our top priorities is to protect the environment and this includes the control of poaching. One of the projects we are actively involved with is the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU). This is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and its natural habitat. The well run unit has made a significant difference to this beautiful and fragile environment. Visitors can often see elephant, buffalo and warthog walking in the streets of the Victoria Falls village.
VFAPU (Zimbabwe) tries to ease some of the burdens of human and animal conflict by:
- protecting the wildlife and habitat from subsistence and commercial poachers;
- rescuing and rehabilitating animals injured by human interference;
- finding employment for ex-poachers so that they can have a sustainable income; and
- educating children through school and community awareness programmes.