Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit

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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.

Charles Brightman

Charles Brightman – VFAPU Founder


In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and without taking away from the humanitarian crisis taking place globally, we here at Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit are facing a crisis of our own in terms of our ability to continue with our on-the-ground efforts to support our National Parks and Wildlife Authority in the protection and conservation of the wildlife in Victoria Falls and the surrounding areas.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to those who continue to support us – every little bit makes a difference. On behalf of the entire team at Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit we wish all our donors, supporters, colleagues and friends the strength, courage and safety during this challenging time. Thank you!

VFAPU invites you to take a tour through our website to see the work we are doing:


Latest News

March 30, 2020
In amidst the COVID19 pandemic and without taking away from the humanitarian crisis taking...
February 12, 2018
Firstly, the whole team at the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit is very grateful...
June 6, 2017
Charles on patrol in the Zambezi National Park spots an injured elephant. Most likely...
March 28, 2017
A Harare business, Naklon Trading, has generously donated 17 two-plate gas stoves and cylinders,...

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