The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit, established in 1999, is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving the wildlife and natural habitat of the area.
Proudly a World Heritage Site, the Victoria Falls Rainforest is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The famous Victoria Falls is bordered by the Victoria Falls National Park and the Zambezi National Park. Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s directive is to diminish poaching in the patrol region, as well as to rescue and rehabilitate wounded wildlife.
The patrol area is approximately 50 square kilometres around the Victoria Falls. Active patrols are carried out 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It is important to note that education is important in the fight against poaching.
The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit and its partners therefore have various community outreach programs, with the purpose of increasing awareness in the communities on the importance of conserving the fauna and flora for future generations.
The unit has seen huge success, with more than 19,000 snares being removed, over 360 poachers have been arrested, and 46 landmines have been found and safely disposed of.