Everyone can make a difference
Bushlife Safaris are active members in the Mana Pools National Park community and are passionate about wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe. Nick Murray, based in Mana Pools, works alongside a team of experienced pro-guides and trackers, whose main focus is to save our environment from the poachers who inhabit the area. In 2015, following many years of continuous work on the anti-poaching front, the Bushlife Support Unit was set up, uniting the Zambezi Valley community together in a consolidated effort to stop poaching in the area.
The Bushlife Support Unit is challenging work where trackers are deployed daily in vehicles and boats, mostly bought through the donations of our generous guests, where a team of expert rangers are on the search for poachers on both land or river, where once they are tracked down, countless arrests have been made, subsequently saving the lives of animals in Mana Pools National Park.
The Bushlife Support unit has a passionate team working behind the scenes as well and we are happy to keep you updated on all the progress being made with the anti-poaching and updates on all donations.
Bushlife Conservancy is a section 501(c)(3) registered charity in the United States, that is dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife and habitats in Africa, primarily in the Zambezi River Valley of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Bushlife Conservancy is the funding partner for the work of Bushlife Support Unit Trust. If you would like to get involved and donate to our mission, please visit here.
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Bushlife Painted Wolf Conservancy
The Bushlife Painted Wolf Conservancy is a branch of Bushlife Support Unit Trust, funded by Bushlife Conservancy a registered 501C3 in the USA. The Bushlife Painted Wolf Conservancy specialising in research and conservation of the endangered African Wild Dog.
Nick Murray has years of experience working with the PDC ( Painted Dog Conservation ). Now Nick is continuing to pursue his passion for the African Wild Dog Painted Wolf), through the Bushlife Painted Wolf Conservancy. Nick Murray was also the lead guide for the Painted Wolf episode of the global BBC Earth Dynasties series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. He also intends to further his BSc Zoology to an MSc and helping protect this endangered species.
Our main aims are:
- Stop poaching in the protected Zambezi Valley Area
- Expand the radius of this protected area
- Conduct research on the Wild Dogs through studies such as collaring and den monitoring.
- Ensure the future of the Lycaon pictus species for generations to come.
Bushlife Safaris are currently linked to several community projects in the area. The most recent being working to support the Tashinga Initiative on the building of a permanent ranger station for the National Park rangers to be based at in Nyakasikana. We are also looking to support the local community by showcasing a range of their arts and crafts at Vundu Camp, where all proceeds will go towards the families who made them in the area.
Another project that is currently underway is to create a self-sustained agricultural environment for the community of 300 people living in Mana Pools. The objective here is to set the local community up so they can produce their own commodities with both crops and livestock. This should eventually lead to a decrease in poaching in the area.
Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project.
If you would like to be a part of this extraordinary incentive please contact Lara England and find out how you can make a difference to help save our wildlife in the Zambezi Valley.