Where We Work:


The pursuit of development in Zimbabwe exerts enormous pressure on the country’s natural heritage, resulting in degraded land and biodiversity loss where it is not adequately managed. To help sustain nature’s benefits for multiple generations, we partner with the government to build diversified livelihoods underpinned by sound management and natural resource use.

Our work aligns to multi-faceted landscape-scale strategies with several ambitious objectives that all spell community resilience:

  • Ecosystem integrity, with viable populations of AWF’s focal and other species
  • Cross-border collaboration in service of conservation objectives (Zambia and Zimbabwe)
  • Progress toward a vibrant wildlife economy
  • Human-wildlife conflict mitigation
  • Improved community access to natural resources for sustainable use
  • Support for community livelihood projects

Currently, we operate in the Middle Zambezi Valley, which is home to elephants, lions, cheetahs, African wild dogs, and myriad other at-risk species.

Zimbabwe Mid-Zambezi Southeast Lowveld
Priority Landscapes

We work with the people of Zimbabwe for wildlife. Our strategic, implementing, and funding partners include:

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Wildlife We Are Protecting

By the Numbers

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2,209,576 Number of hectares protected and/or with improved conservation status due to AWF interventions beginning in 2016


59,425 Number of people benefiting from AWF's conservation efforts


9 of 9 Wildlife populations supported by AWF that are stable/increasing

Olivia Mufute


Olivia Mufute

‪Country Director