We are excited to start working with new partners Wildlife Conservation Action (WCA) in Zimbabwe. Moreangels Mbizahand, Tapiwa Chimbadzwa and Tichaona Nyoni of WCA travelled across Zimbabwe from the Zambezi Valley Region to Sebakwe Conservation and Education Centre last week. An exceptionally dynamic Zimbabwean lady, Moreangels has a PhD in lion conservation from WildCRU at the University of Oxford, she is WCA Founder and Director. Tapiwa leads their recently established Environmental Education Programme. They spent time learning about PACE from our veteran educator Palloma Pachiti. Palloma shared experience and talked her visitors through different elements of the PACE pack including our new plastic-free tree planting kit. She explained various ways of implementing PACE that support rural communities living close to wildlife.
Moreangels and her team at WCA share the PACE believe that success for conservation in Africa depends on helping people who live alongside wildlife to create a sustainable life balance with nature, and for them to benefit from coexisting with wildlife. PACE shares simple solutions to environmental problems that hinder people’s lives across Africa, especially poorer people and those living close to wildlife.
Dr Mbizahand wrote “I am passionate about education as I believe that exposure to wildlife and nature conservation, especially for school children is the key for the future survival of our planet. … PACE packs will be an important resource in our Environmental Education Program.”
You can learn more about WCA
- on their website www.wildlifeconservationaction.org
- listening to Moreangels TED talk – How community-led conservation can save wildlife go.ted.com/moreangelsmbizah
- watching One Woman’s Remarkable Journey to Protect Lions | Short www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAsIXJVVXnU
PACE is an education programme of www.tusk.org