1) Animal Health Sub Working Group; 2)Carnivore Conservation Coalition Sub Working Group; 3)Human Wildlife Conflict project

IUCN SOS Rapid Action Grant; WWF Namibia; USAID Vuka Now; UK Aid; Lion Recovery Fund; International Elephant Foundation; Elephant Crisis Fund; Oak Foundation; Mzuri Wildlife Foundation; Intrepid Foundation; TRACE
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority; Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe; Zimbabwe Republic Police; Hwange Rural District Council; Connected Conservation; Jafuta Foundation; Tactical Advantage Solutions; Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit; Oxford
Human Wildlife Conflict Objectives (1 )Decrease in losses due to wildlife interventions for improved livelihoods in four communities (2) 4 communities supported by 5 community guardians (3)5 mobile bomas trialled in the 4 communities, (4) Reduction in wildlife mortalities from lethal control (5) Improved cropping yields and protection on 20 pilot plots (and 20 control plots) (6) Standard operating procedure for all human wildlife conflict incidents developed and implemented, including mitigation methods Carnivore Research (under KCCC) (1) Monitoring of population numbers, mortalities, territories of lion in Zambezi National Park and surrounding Safari areas (2) Protection of prey base and study species from snaring (3) Analysis of spatial data on dispersing cats in relation to human settlements and an early warning system for livestock herders (4) Management of poisoning cases, disease outbreaks and prevention VFWT Wildlife Disease Diagnostics and Forensics Laboratory (1) To provide timely disease diagnosis for wildlife and conservation management (2) To support the wildlife authority and Zimbabwe Republic Police in wildlife forensics cases through forensic analysis of submitted samples.

1- Increased crop yields due to agricultural interventions for improved livelihoods in four communities
2- Guardian and community volunteers/Eco Rangers trained in safe incident handling and SMART platform, disaggregated by gender and disability 
3- Disseminated information on challenges, successes and suggestions from village heads and traditional leadership from 4 communities through biannual meetings with the 4 community guardians and supervisor.
4- Improved incident response and reporting through Whatsapp messaging, and SMART platform or written records, disaggregated by gender, disability and age.
5- Improve protection of livestock for at least 40 villages through 5 x mobile predator proof bomas for 4 communities in Chief Shana and Chief Mvhutu areas, and an accessible system for livestock management 
6- Training of 8 villagers for each boma, with a minimum of 40 total villages, (8-10 villages per community) on how to manage the boma, rotation of bomas between villages, monitoring, and reporting.
7- 20 villages (~100 people) introduced to chili seed cropping  for mitigation against  elephant crop raiding disaggregated by gender, disability, age and village, and proximity to wildlife boundary
8- Monitor planting, growth and harvest of the chili, and mitigation outcomes of villages utilizing chili vs. control plots without any chili and the economic benefit per household 
9- Increase in maize production for 20 villages (~100 people, disaggregated by gender and disability, that utilized the mobile predator proof bomas), compared to 20 control plots (~100 people/ 20 villages, disaggregated by gender and disability) using same seeds

Hwange NP; Matetsi; Zambezi NP; Fuller State Forest; Kazuma Pan; Victoria Falls; Chidobe WMA; Jambezi WMA; Kachecheti WMA; Victoria Falls NP; Mvutu State Forest
Specific Area (Village, Town, District, Province): 
Victoria Falls & surrounding areas
HQ of the Initiative: 
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
2020 to 2025
Is the timeframe likely to be extended?: 
Elaborate on likelihood to extend: 
Some of these projects are long-term projects which due to their nature do not have an exit strategy
Thematic Focus: 
Agriculture, Community Livelihood Dev, HWC mitigation, Integrated Land Use Planning & Implementation, NR Protect & Mgt, Tourism
Other Thematic Focuses: 
Animal & human health
1st Contact Name: 
Jessica Dawson
2nd Contact Name: 
Roger Parry