CWF was established to address critical issues in the conservation and management of the Hwange ecosystem. CWF does practical and effective conservation work on the ground by building partnerships with the authorities, private landowners and local communities. These are: The Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA), the Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe (FCZ), two Rural District Councils and other interested authorities, local communities, researchers, NGOs, tourism operators, private, corporate, or institutional donors, and individuals – for the greater good of the Hwange ‘ecosystem’.
Some of our members who are commercial tourism operators, namely African Bush Camps, The Hide, Amalinda and Hideaways, contribute to funding CWF through small bed night levies on bookings by their safari guests. These levies and all membership fees fund a large core proportion of the costs of CWF staff and administration of the project, plus some recurrent costs of the field operations.
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