Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit
The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) 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 unspoiled expanses of wilderness, abundant wildlife and spectacular settings, drawing tourists from around the world.
However, 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 rescuing and rehabilitating animals injured by human interference. Additionally, we do all we can to train ex-poachers in new skills so they find alternative avenues of revenue creation to give them 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 – VFAPU Founder
VFAPU invites you to take a tour through our website to see the work we are doing:
- Learn the history of the unit through our About Us section, and meet Our Team
- Commercial Poaching takes a look at high level poaching of ivory, skins, and meat which are sold on a commercial basis, often internationally.
- Find out how illegal poaching impacts on the wider ecology of the region under the Environmental Poaching section
- Subsistence Poaching looks at how local people are poaching animals and trees for food and firewood
- We also show you how we try to rescue wildlife that has been injured or is sick due to human interference in our Rescue and Rehabilitation section
- VFAPU works hard to educate the community and find employment for ex-poachers – see our Education section
- An overview of local companies and organisations which support our work in our Partners section
- See how you can help save wildlife and the local habitat in our GOFUNDME Donate section.
February 8, 2021
We received a report of an injured elephant bull today and VFAPU is so...
October 27, 2020
VFAPU has been hard at work in the last 6 months, from April to...
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...