Conservation and Research Projects at Mwabvi

We have several Conservation and Research Projects underway at Mwabvi.  This section will be updated on a regular basis to keep all informed of our Research, Outreach, Extension, and Conservation work here at Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve. Below is some of the work we are doing and you will see that when you donate to PAW, your money is being invested in Mwabvi wisely. 

  • The Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve Fence

    The Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve Fence

    The Fence around Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve is our exciting new project for 2010 - 2011. We need to protect the animals that still live in Mwabvi, and will also be re-introducing other game into this safe and protected wildlife reserve. The fence will be a 2.6 metre high game fence with a 5 strand offset electrification, which will enable...more

  • Preventing Loss of Biodiversity

    Preventing Loss of Biodiversity

    Fire Prevention: Man made fires started deliberately, or accidentally, are a major threat to biodiversity at Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve, and to the population of ancient trees. They can affect the whole reserve each year, so we have made plans for a project: To test new fire fighting procedures and systems and improve/create...more

  • Providing Permanent Water Supplies

    Providing Permanent Water Supplies

    Access to water for animals, and to safe, clean water for humans is a permanent problem. The Lower Shire River area is in the Great Rift Valley around 200 feet above sea level and the whole area is crossed with tributaries of this mighty river but they are dry most of the year. If we can create permanent water supplies for animals,...more

  • Transport


    We are certain that conservation is as much about construction, maintenance and transport as it is about education and research; therefore, we need a heavy duty vehicle that can go anywhere. With another 4x4 Vehicle we can: patrol the reserve and fence lines; transport baobab and mopane seedlings from our nursery to the reserve...more

  • Building Bridges

    Building Bridges

    The reserve abuts two Traditional Authority areas, and land under the control of 6 Group Village Headmen with around 25 villages' Headmen. We must talk with them all and walk the length of the fence line with the land owners several times to know that we have a clear agreement. Then we need to do the formal land survey and have...more



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