The Conservation and Wildlife Fund (CWF), of which Hideaways is a founding member, is a collaborative group of conservationists and stakeholders in the Hwange National Park region who take action on critical conservation issues affecting the area.
Hideaways pledged its partnership with The Conservation and Wildlife Fund (CWF) in 2015. The objective of the CWF is to work together with the Wildlife Authorities of Zimbabwe to raise awareness, support local authorities, and promote the sustainable management of its precious wildlife resources.
The CWF has identified poaching as a critical issue in and around Hwange National Park and has formed an anti-poaching unit (APU) that aims to tackle the issue head on. Some of the APU activities include monitoring the area for poaching activities, clearing snares, and providing support to the law enforcement efforts of Zim Parks, Forestry, and the Gwayi Conservancy. The CWF also builds and maintains boreholes around Hwange National Park to provide a reliable source of water for the animals.
As a member of the CWF, we and our partners believe that actions, such as the above, have become critical in order in to protect and conserve Zimbabwe fauna.
The founding stakeholder lodges, including Hideaways, all contribute a compulsory conservation levy per person, per night for all visitors travelling to their lodges. At Elephant’s Eye, Hwange the amount is set at $10.00 per person per night.
Our guests play a vital role in species preservation and we greatly appreciate their contribution to its conservation. Guests who stay at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, perhaps without realizing it, show their passion for conservation and sustainability by choosing our lodge over other properties.
Should you wish to find out how you can assist or donate, please contact Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org