Every year human wildlife conflict accounts for thousands of dollars is losses of livestock and vegetable gardens for subsistence farmers living adjacent to wildlife areas. In addition, many animals are killed in retaliation for these losses or through problem animal control. In an effort to try and reduce both losses of food supplies and livestock, as well as wildlife, VFWT has started a community guardian project in the adjacent rural areas bordering Victoria Falls. The guardians are able to monitor wildlife movements into the communities and warn villagers as well as actively mitigate some of the conflict incidents.
To learn more about this project please visit our Human Wildlife Conflict section.