APU Bases – Wish List

Project Description

To expand on capacity of assistance and support we provide to FC, as described in other projects.

This means increasing the number of CWF APU Bases and the staff & equipment & rations to man them.

Design shown on this page illustrates a modular kit for a third anti poaching ranger base obtained through a grant application by CWF manager for funds granted by The Beit Trust (one of the oldest charities in Central Africa). This CWF structure is soon to be installed in partnership with CWF member IMVELO Safari Lodges who hold the Bomani concession on Forestry Commission land. Imvelo will be funding and running APU staff here under their existing Cobra APU, but it will be in close partnership with CWF.


  1. Two more APU bases, constructed in the form of the kit building as shown, for a fourth CWF independently managed and run Anti Poaching Unit – US$ 20 000 (per unit each)
  2. Funds to pay wages and supply rations to min of 4 rangers to man and operate from each base  – US$ 4000 per man per annum
  3. Uniforms – Approx US$ 250 per man for full field uniforms


THESE 2 NEW APU BASES, as per the modular kit shown, are urgently needed to expand our proven effective anti poaching coverage and are suggested by the authorities to be built in an order of priority where most needed according to our own CWF intelligence gathered strategy as well as being based on collective information on current poaching threats from the authorities, Zimbabwe Forestry Commission (FC) and Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA).

In order to increase effective patrol coverage area, therefore, these new bases could be placed

  • Hwange Communal Land, west of Dete
  • Gwayi Conservancy area
  • South East boundary HNP


WISH LIST FOR FUNDING NEEDED FOR -WAGES, RATIONS, UNIFORMS, CAMPING EQUIPMENT, RADIOS and SMART data loggers, etc for new Rangers to man these planned posts.

WISH LIST FOR FUNDING NEEDED FOR RADIO REPEATERS are needed to enable adequate radio communication range for patrols and vital comms back to the bases.

The above equipment is urgently needed to expedite the proposed new bases to become operational ASAP.

Details re the above priority donations can be obtained from manager@conservationwildlifefund.org


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