SCHOOL BOOKS – as with previous years, we are asking runners to please bring up ANYTHING we can give to needy local schools – books / pens / educational posters, old atlases, National Geographics etc.
We will have a collection box at registration – anything you can fit within your baggage allowance will be great. Vanessa Williamson, who part of our organising team, in the Falls, will make sure that all you give will get to the right places !!
Get patriotic – bring YOUR National Flags- we will put up at the Finish for all to see. You can hand them over to us at registration. Or, run with your local flag on your gear.
A portion of the race entry will be donated directly to them.
Painted Dogs, also known as African Wild Dogs, are unique to Africa and they are among this continent’s most endangered species. It is estimated that less than 7,000 remain in the wild. The Painted Dog population in Zimbabwe is one of the last strongholds of the species and we are committed to their conservation.
Painted Dog Conservation is a Zimbabwean Charitable Organisation (PVO 13 / 2005) whose mission is to protect and increase the range and numbers of Painted Dogs, (Lycaon pictus) in Zimbabwe by creating an environment where the dogs can thrive. This environment is as much in the minds of the local people as it is the physical environment of the National Parks Estates and beyond.
To achieve this the critical threats affecting Painted Dogs have been identified and strategies developed to tackle them ranging from anti poaching patrols to extensive education and community development programmes.
|Painted Dog Conservation Contacts
The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of our local wildlife and natural resources.
Surrounded by the Victoria Falls National Park, the town of Victoria Falls is located in one of the most beautiful environments on earth, with unspoilt expanses of wilderness, abundant wildlife and spectacular settings, drawing tourists from around the world.
However with the beauty of the location comes with some heavy burdens of human and animal conflict. VFAPU tries to ease some of the burdens by protecting the wildlife and habitat from poacher pressure (subsistence and commercial), as well rescue and rehabilitate animals injured by human interference. Additionally, we try to train and find employment for ex-poachers so that they have a sustainable income without doing harm to flora and fauna. Education is also important, and VFAPU and its partners try to reach children at an early age through school and community awareness programs.
|Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit Contacts:
Rose of Charity began in 2007 when a group of people In Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, who were each individually helping deprived children in the area, came together with the aim to DO SOMETHING AMAZING and make a positive difference in childrens lives.
|Rose of Charity Contacts:
Environment Africa is an African rooted not for profit organisation with over 20 years of African experience in responding to the needs of all African people and our environment. They believe that they have to focus on African solutions for the most pressing environment and development challenges, working with conservation and communities in a collaborative, innovative and action orientated way that promotes a sustainable future for Africa.
Environment Africa is a Southern African organization based regionally and represented internationally. They work with all sectors of society throughout Zimbabwe and Southern Africa to protect and manage natural resources and to promote sustainable development, and they are proud to foster partnerships that collaboratively develop and implement African solutions to African challenges.
|Victoria Falls Green Fund Contacts:
Website: www.environmentafrica.org Facebook Page