How You Can Help

We would really, really appreciate any contribution you may be able to make towards our ongoing  wildlife conservation, particularly for rhino,  ecological research work, education programmes and community outreach. Our core funding has been severely impacted by the Covid -19 effects  and contributions to help pay the utilities and keep project vehicles and staff on the road would be wonderful too. We’ve provided a list of funding suggestions below to help you decide how much and which project you would like to support and you will find our donate button at the bottom of this page. Every donation will receive a thank you note too.

Thank you very much for taking the time to donate and do stay in touch via our website or Facebook page for project updates.

Support DWT’s Education & Training Programmes, including:

Conservation Club – Schools Biodiversity Monitoring Project

This programme is often constrained due to lack of equipment. Extra pairs of binoculars, GPS devices and field guides will allow more kids to have hands-on participation in the club activities.

US$40 buys a field guide*, US$60 buys a pair of binoculars*; US$220 buys a handheld GPS device*.(*Please note: these items need to be imported, and attract freight and duty charges)

US$15 sponsors a student’s visit to the Natural History Museum in Bulawayo (minimum trip size: 18 people)

US$10 sponsors a student’s visit to the National Park (minimum trip size: 18 people)

US$10 will buy a prize (e.g. stationery pack) for the most committed club member/s, presented at the schools’ annual prize-giving ceremonies

US$7 sponsors a club t-shirt or cap

US$5 sponsors a local field trip for one child

Find out more about Conservation Club

Sponsor A Student’s Tertiary Education

DWT is committed to supporting as many as possible local students in to tertiary education in the field of conservation.

Every year Dambari hosts undergraduate students for a period of 10 months during which they have the opportunity to conduct hands-on research.

US$1750 covers all costs for one student for 10 months, including a small stipend, accommodation, research project materials and scientific guidance.

US$300 provides an introductory training course in scientific methods (e.g. GIS) (up to 5 students)

Find out more about our Tertiary Students

Park Ranger Training 

Park Rangers are on the front line when it comes to supporting and protecting Zimbabwe’s environments and wildlife; their ongoing professional development is critical and DWT is proud to be able to support this work.

US$1000 sponsors a three-day rhino monitoring course for 20 Park rangers.

Support DWT’s Conservation Projects, including:

Rhino Conservation & Monitoring 

Protecting local rhinos from poaching activities is a critical part of our work. Please consider supporting this important programme to ensure these magnificent animals are around for furture generations.

Donations towards rhino conservation will be directed towards practical activities such as carrying out individual ID ear notches and dehorning, emergency interventions such as snare removals, metapopulation management (moving rhinos between protected areas to improve genetics) and population monitoring.

US$900 pays for one hour of helicopter time for rhino darting.

US$250 pays for the immobilizing, support and reversal drugs for one rhino.

US$65 purchases 50 litres of fuel (diesel or aviation fuel) for field activities.

Find out more about our Rhino Projects

Biodiversity Monitoring 

Camera traps are critical for monitoring of local species. As a result of cameras purchased with donations we have been able to monitor numbers and breeding patterns. They also aid us to monitor behaviours and food availability. On occasion, they have meant that we could provide a quick response to injured animals and check for illegal poaching in the area.

Camera traps are critical for projects such as DWT’s  Matobo Small Carnivore Research.  Needless to say, we can never have enough camera traps and we would be grateful of donations that enable us to purchase more, to cover the Matobo Hills more thoroughly.

The most durable and flexible camera trap for the local conditions and our research have blur reduction technology, so night-time pictures are sharper, without needing to resort to a strobe flash. Given the difficulty in accessing replacement batteries and remoteness of some locations, solar powered are the most useful.

Each (solar powered) camera trap costs US$400